This September the YMCA of the Foothills, in partnership with Tierra del Sol, has launched special adaptive programs to benefit all families interested in aquatic programming and fitness.
The Adaptive Aquatic Fitness Class will offer teens and adults with disabilities — ages 15 to 80 years old — the opportunity to exercise in a safe environment and create friendships. All abilities are welcome, and all skills will be adapted and modified as needed. The program is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
The Inclusion Splash and Play for All Program will offer children with differing abilities — ages 5 to 12 years old — a chance to play and learn fundamental movement skills in a safe and fun environment. This class will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Adaptive swim programming for children was launched earlier this year at the Y and has received positive feedback from parents in the community.
“The Adaptive Swim Program is a great program offered by the YMCA for my son with autism,” said Kayo T. “It’s provided me with relief in knowing his swimming skills are improving.”
Both of the new programs in partnership with Tierra del Sol — Adaptive Aquatic Fitness Class and Inclusion Splash and Play for All Program — will be offered at the Y’s Sunland location at 9929 Sunland Blvd.
All the classes are free, and while spots are limited, there is still room to register. Visit ymcafoothills.org/adaptivesports to learn more and register today.
The mission of the YMCA of the Foothills is to organize, develop, finance and conduct programs for an association of persons of all ages that will, by putting Christian principles into practice, enrich the quality of their lives spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. Individuals can support the cause by visiting ymcafoothills.org.
First published in the September 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.