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Swimming Lessons

City of Brampton 
The City of Brampton offers quality swimming lessons to individuals with various abilities that will help them develop water safety skills that last a lifetime. Fully qualified instructors are selected carefully to ensure participants receive the best aquatic programming available. Group lessons, small group lessons and private lessons are available for all levels.  

Email: Inclusionprograms@brampton.ca
www.brampton.ca
 

City of Mississauga 
Children with special needs swim lessons focus on developing sound water safety habits and basic swim skills. Partcipants must be accompanied by a caregiver over the age of 14
www.mississauga.ca
905-615-4100
 
City of Oakville 
Aquadapt Program: 1:1 swimming lessons for children with special needs.
www.oakville.ca
905-815-2000

Oakville Swim Academy
Small class sizes are offered. Contact them to discuss your child’s diagnosis and they will provide recommendations or an opportunity for an assessment to determine the best swimming class for your child.
www.theswimacademy.org
905-339-3000
 
Lynne Patch Aquatics (Mississauga) 
Offering private, semi-private and inclusive swimming lessons for children with special needs.
www.swimlpa.com
905-897-7946
  
Making Waves Swim School (Brampton, Milton, Mississauga)
Integrated, low ratio (3:1) swimming lessons in warm water pool offered across all three locations. Salt water pool located in West Brampton. 
www.mwss.ca
905-455-7946 (Brampton)
905-878-9747 (Milton)
905-949-6772 (Mississauga)
 
YMCA Y-Knot Program (Mississauga)
Small group swimming lessons for children with physical disabilities and their siblings. They offer two levels: Learn to Swim for beginners and Stroke Improvement for more advanced swimmers.
Currently offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. Once enrolled, children can swim twice a week for 30 minutes each time. Participants in the program are required to have a YMCA membership.
www.ymcagta.org
Tim.Saunders@YMCAGTA.ORG
905-897-6801 ext. 480
 


Recreational Swimming

Mississauga Synchronized Swimming Association (Mississauga)
Unique Athletes Recreational Program: for females with special needs. Swimmer level 5 or equivalent is recommended.
www.mssa.ca
416-410-1433
 
Special Olympics Ontario (Multiple locations)
Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. SOO promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community
southcentral.specialolympicsontario.ca
289-521-0583

 
City of Mississauga Snoezelen Pool Program (Malton Community Centre, Mississauga)
Swimmers have to be accompanied by a caregiver.
 
Dash and Splash (Burlington)
For ages 4-12. An integrated program where participants can enjoy physical activities, music, sensory play, crafts, and story time. Each class will end with a 30 minute swim. Focus will be on increasing Physical Literacy in a variety of environments by developing the FUNdamental Movement Skills through fun and engaging games and activities.
 
https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/individuals-with-disabilities-widget.asp
905-335-7720
 
Dunk and Dive (Burlington)
For ages 13-21. An integrated program where participants can enjoy physical activities, music, sensory play, crafts, and story time. Each class will end with a 30 minute swim. Focus will be on increasing Physical Literacy in a variety of environments by developing the FUNdamental Movement Skills through fun and engaging games and activities.
 
https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/individuals-with-disabilities-widget.asp
905-335-7720
 

Accessible Pools

Facilities that have (t) beside them indicate there is a therapy pool onsite with water temperatures between 88-95 degrees.

Brampton/Caledon
(t) Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness
Cassie Campbell Community Centre
Century Gardens Community Centre
(t) Chinguacousy Wellness Centre
Earnscliffe Recreation Centre
Ellen Mitchell Recreation Centre
Loafers Lake Recreation Centre
Mayfield Recreational Complex
South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
 
Burlington
Aldershot Community Pool
(t) Angela Coughlan Pool
Burlington Centennial Pool
(t) Tansley Woods Community Centre 
 
Mississauga
(t) Clarkson Community Centre
(t) Huron Park Community Centre
(t) Meadowvale Community Centre
(t) Malton Community Centre
(t) Mississauga Valley Community Centre
River Grove Community Centre
South Common Community Centre
 
Oakville
Glen Abbey Community Centre
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre

Halton
Acton Lion’s Indoor Pool
Gellert Community Centre
 

Adapted Life Jackets and Swim Diapers

Gabby’s
Swim diapers and pool pants available from infant to adult sizes.
www.gabbys.net
1-888-825-4326
 
Life Jacket-Adapted Inc.
Personal flotation devices designed to meet the needs of people with limited mobility
www.pfd-a.com
780-885-6957
 
PharmaSystems
Amazing Swim Diaper can be worn as a bathing suit or underneath. Available in child SM to adult XXL.
www.pharmasystems.com
(905) 475-2500
 
Flaghouse
Sells a variety of adapted swim aids.
https://www.flaghouse.ca/Sports/Water-Sports/Adapted-Aquatics/Swim-Aids/
eSpecial Needs
https://www.especialneeds.com/shop/movement/swimming-aquatic.html
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