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Swimming Lessons

City of Brampton
Swim and Explore

This program is for participants with disabilities who need minimal assistance and/or supervision. This fun and enjoyable program consists of one hour of swim time during our public swim, plus a variety of weekly activities such as crafts, games and active play.
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

Town of Caledon

Inclusion support - aquatics 3-13 years-old
This support can be requested by first registering for the desired program and then also registering in this Inclusion support program, on the same day the program selected is being offered. Please note that spaces are limited and inclusion support will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to the availability of staff. Once registered, a member of our staff will contact participants to discuss individual needs.

Adapted Swimming Lessons
The Adapted Swimming Lesson program is designed for children with special needs. With the needs of each individual in mind, the goal of this program is to provide basic water instruction and to teach water safety skills in a one-to- one setting. Please contact Recreation Programmer for information on site-specific availability. 14 - 21 Years

www.caledon.ca
905-584-2272
 
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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