The adaptive aquatics program is offered to
children with special health care needs, ages 3-10 years old. These classes are
designed to provide children with special healthcare needs with a positive
experience in the water, introduce& teach fundamental aquatic skills,
promote water safety, and provide an opportunity for physical activity and
social interaction. Please note that this is not a learn-to-swim program,
although fundamental swim instruction is incorporated. Instructors combine
traditional Red Cross Learn-to-Swim methods with sensory and recreational
strategies to match the needs of each child. Click here
for more information and to register.
Splash and Swim Parent & Child Aquatics:
An introductory swim program for children with special needs between 16 months - 6 years old designed to help child and parent develop comfort in water, promote child and parent bond, help parents become more comfortable swimming with and supporting their child and to provide opportunities for social interaction and fun! An adult over the age of 18, or a parent must accompany the child in the pool. Click here for more information and to register.
Saturdays, January 6- January 27,
Mountainside, 12:45-1:15pm, Click here
- Saturdays, February 6- February 27, Mountainside, 12:45-1:15pm, Click here to register
The supported swim program provides children and youth with disabilities access to a warm water therapy pool and support staff. Children register weekly to swim, play, and have fun! Siblings without special needs are able to register as additional swimmers as space permits. For current schedules and to register online, please click here.
Children’s Lightning Wheels, a Paralympic Sports Club, sponsored by Children’s Specialized Hospital, is a sports team for athletes ages 5 – 22 that have a primary diagnosis of a physical disability. Click here for more information.
Our martial arts program provides a special opportunity for children & youth with special healthcare needs between the ages 4-21 years old. The classes provide instruction on basic martial arts techniques and listening skills. Coordination of movement, balance, body awareness, strength, and thought are also incorporated. This program provides children with an opportunity for positive peer interactions and promotes a sense of independence, confidence, and belonging. For current schedules and to register online, please click here.
Soccer Stars - A Soccer Clinic for Youth with Special Health Needs
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, Mountainside, 1:00-3:00pm, Click here to register
Join us for us for a fun night of volleyball and indoor group games with your new friends! This class incorporates body awareness, gross motor coordination, and basic sports skills.
- Thursday, January 25, Mountainside, 5:45-7:15pm, Click here to register