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Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center5900 Executive Boulevard N Bethesda, MD 20852
MCR-Aquatics is now offering both learn-to-swim and water exercise programs for those with special needs. Our classes are geared for swimmers that need 1 on 1 support because of any one or combination for the following: physical assistance, behavioral, sensory, cognitive, expressive or receptive language needs. Instructors will lead participants through a range of water experiences that encourage independence in the water, socializing and specific swimming or exercise skills and routines. To ensure success in these programs, we do need families/caregivers to commit their assistance. It is important that you arrive and report to your instructor on time and ready to enter the water. On the first day of class, please check in at the front desk and complete the information sheet on the participant. Then head through the locker rooms. There is generally only one Special Needs changing room, so be prepared to wait.
This is a learn-to-swim program for those individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. This success-oriented program targets individuals who do not currently meet the prerequisites for participating in an inclusive environment. The program is designed to develop basic swim skills in a structured setting under the guidance of an instructor with the support of a family member or caregiver in the water with the student.
Participants MUST be accompanied in the water by a caregiver and in arms reach at all times.
Parent/Caregiver must enter the water and participate in the class.
Therapeutic Recreation Programs
KSAC Main Pool Shallow Lane 2 at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center