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Specialty Aquatics Programs                               

Adaptive Swim Opportunities at the YMCA

The Missouri Valley Family YMCA is happy to offer swimming lessons and water safety to many individuals in our community.  Our instructors are trained in how to work with and adapt for swimmers with exceptionalities. Prior to each program participants are asked to fill out a short survey to help us better prepare for our time together. Program space is closed to the general public to provide the best environment possible for learning and having fun.  All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

Register HERE and search LET'S SWIM!

LET’S SWIM Camps (Adaptive Swim Camps)

Let’s Swim Camps are designed for individuals with special needs. The camps consist of weekly sessions where the first half hour is a swim lesson and the second half hour is open swim. Boys and girls ages 3 to 18 with Autism, Down syndrome, and/or sensory related disorders are invited to participate in this program. Children of all swimming abilities are welcome. Adaptive toys and equipment will be available and in use during swim camps.

LET’S SWIM Lessons (Adaptive Swim Lessons)

Join dedicated swim instructors specializing in swim skills and safety for this calm and quiet session designed for children with Down syndrome, Autism, and sensory related disorders. Since these lessons happen in a small group setting (Preschoolers: 3 participants and School age: 3 participants), we require a guardian in the water for the lesson if your child does not prefer group settings. 

Let’s Swim Lessons 1x/week (Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm)

09/12/20 - 10/17/20 (Autism)


10/31/20 - 12/12/20 (Down Syndrome)

Adaptive Open Swims

Adaptive Open Swims are designed for individuals with special needs and their families. Boys and girls age 3 to 18 with Autism, Down syndrome, and/or sensory related disorders are invited to participate in this free event that promotes swimming and water safety. Children of all swimming abilities are welcome. Parent(s) or caregiver participation is required. Adaptive toys and equipment will be available and limited staff will be in the water to interact with all who come!

October 24th 11:30am-12:30am

*No registration required*

Register HERE and search LET'S SWIM!

Private and Dual lessons

If you would like your child to have more 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 instructor attention we have private lessons and specific staff who work more frequently with those with special needs.

Private swim lessons are a great way for adults and kids to achieve specific goals, catch up to their age group or receive individualized attention on a flexible schedule.  

For NEW private lesson participants register online or with Membership Services and your assigned instructor will contact you to arrange lesson times based on your schedule needs. This may take up to two weeks depending on instructor availability.

*Limited space available* 

For RENEWING private lesson participants, who are currently with an instructor, please renew your lessons at our member services desk.

Dual lessons are also available. These are similar to private lessons but allow for two swimmers of similar skill level to learn together. Both participants must purchase a separate dual session.

Private Lesson Fees: Members - $100 for a session of 4, or $175 for a session of 8. Non-Members - $200 for a session of 4, or $350 for a session of 8

Dual Private Lessons Fees Members -$60 per participant for 4 lessons, or $105 for a session of 8 Non-Members - $120 per participant for 4 lessons or $210 a session of 8 

 



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