Special Needs

 SWIM

SUPER SWIMMING STARS – Classes for Ages 3-17

Super Swimming Stars is a unique program created exclusively for children with physical and developmental disabilities. With a maximum of two children per instructor, this program aims to meet the safety and swim development of each participant. Class will meet once a week for thirty minutes, and small class ratios will ensure that each class is designed specifically to meet the needs of each child. Click here for details and fees.

AQUATIC PLAYTIME FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & THEIR FAMILIES

Each Sunday from 9:00-9:45 am, the Rye Y opens its pool to children and teens with special needs. A facilitator will assist with fun games, safety skills, and helpful tips to make the most of your water experience. Please contact vickie@ryeymca.org or (914) 967-6363 x108, to discuss your child’s specific needs in order to prepare for the session. One adult must accompany each participant with special needs in the water. Siblings are welcomed to enjoy the swim time with their family! Sunday: 9:00-9:45 am FREE for Members and Non-Members

PRIVATE SWIM FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Caring instructors will offer private lessons that incorporate water safety, swim technique, and confidence building. Please fill out a private lesson request form and address any specific special needs child has and any accommodations that should be made for the lesson.  Click here for details and fees.

WAVE RYEDERS INCLUSIVE PRE-TEAM

Ages 5-9 This program is designed for 5-9 year olds with and without special needs to learn alongside one another. Special accommodations,including separate tryouts, will be made for children with special needs. The focus is on practicing lap swimming with instruction in a variety of strokes and techniques. Participants will be learning and fine tuning skills in order to become a more competitive swimmer. Participants should be able to swim 25 continuous yards with rotary breathing and 25 yards continuous basic backstroke. Optional inter/intra squad swim meets will be held. Tryouts required prior to registering.

WAVE RYEDERS INCLUSIVE PRACTICE TEAM

Ages 10-16.  This program is designed for 10-16 year old children with and without special needs to learn together. Special accommodations, including separate tryouts, will be made for children with special needs. The focus is on practicing ap swimming with instructions in a variety of strokes and techniques. This is an opportunity for swimmers who ave basic knowledge and ability in all four strokes. The Practice Team will feature extensive stroke work to help improve all four strokes and advance the swimmer’s level of endurance. Participation in swim meets is OPTIONAL. Tryouts required prior to registering: Online registration is available for the programs below. Click here to register. As you register, please fill out our “Getting to Know You” form and return to: Vickie Kourtelis, Aquatics Director  mailto:vickie@ryeymca.org PH: 914.967.6363 FX: 914.967.6398 x108  Rye YMCA – 21 Locust Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

View the Special Needs page of our program guide.