Safe in the water

Everyone has the right to learn to swim and be safe around water. Our adaptive swim lessons focus on comfort in the water, safety in and around the water, and learning basic swim skills that can be adapted and accommodate the participants' individual abilities, needs, and goals. YMCA swim instructors teaching adaptive swim lessons have gone through additional training—the YMCA's Teaching Techniques for Individuals with Disability and Diversity of Ability.

Guardians will participate in the water with the student for at least the first session and should come prepared to participate in the water for every following session.