Adapted Swim Classes
Rec&Ed offers swimming classes for persons with mental or physical challenges, which prevent them from participating in other swimming classes offered through the Aquatics Department. Our adapted swim classes are designed to be taken with a parent or caregiver in the water with the student. The instructor will provide the parents and caregivers with tips and techniques to further their student’s swim skills. Parents and caregivers will then have the opportunity to implement these with their student while the instructor remains available for continued assistance if necessary. In order for parents or caregivers to use the deep end of the pool with their student, a deep end test must first be passed.
Please note that parents and caregivers are responsible for the personal care of their participant in the locker room (toiletry, changing clothes, showering, etc).
Rec and Ed currently offers three different adapted swim levels.
Adapted Level 1
The goal of this class is to provide a less restrictive environment for mobility and muscle movement. The instructor will help parents and caregivers focus on walking in the water, stretching exercises, and balance.
Adapted Level 2
The goal of this class is to provide basic aquatic skills to increase the student’s comfort and independence while swimming. The instructor will help parents and caregivers focus on their student’s bubble blowing and breath control, floating, and the basics of arm and leg movements on the student’s front and back.
Adapted Level 3
The goal of this class is to provide more advanced aquatic skills to students who are already able to swim independently. The instructor will help parents and caregivers focus on their student’s stroke refinement and increased endurance for freestyle and backstroke.
If you have questions about our swim program, please contact Christie at
734-994-2300 x53232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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