SwimAbilities – General Information
SwimAbilities: Community Swimming Program
SwimAbilities News and Updates
(up to date as of November 4, 2013)
- Registration for Winter 2014 is now open.
- If you are looking for reusable swim diapers, please see updated Resources page.
- Every child who does not yet fit into regular lessons is welcome in SwimAbilities, regardless of whether or not they have a diagnosis.
- Children must be at least 3 years old by the end of the set of lessons. Children under the age of 3 are welcome to be registered in the Parent and Tot classes, as these continue to be developmentally appropriate for children of all abilities.
What is SwimAbilities?
This community-based, leveled swimming program is geared for children ages 3 to 16, with special needs, who need additional support to achieve their beginning swimmer goals and to increase their safety, independence, and enjoyment in and around the water.
Our goal is to have all children, regardless of their individual needs, swimming as independently and safely as possible!
Schedules and Registration
Click our Schedules and Registration link to see information regarding SwimAbilities levels, locations, and how to register.
Our Frequently Asked Questions Page provides the answers to many more questions about SwimAbilities including information about who would benefit, families or aides in the water, swimming levels, and instructors.
Please contact Laura Dumas, SwimAbilities Coordinator for further information on SwimAbilities or other swimming options for children with special needs.
Friends of SwimAbilities
Speedo® Canada kindly donated goggles, nose plugs and ear plugs for families to trial during SwimAbilities classes. Ask your SwimAbilities instructor for more information. Special thanks to the people at Speedo® Canada!