Special Needs Aquatics

The Darien YMCA is committed to serving all members of the community. We do our best to accommodate all individuals with special needs into our programs. If you or a member of your family requires additional assistance or has a special circumstance, please let us know. For more information, contact Suzanne Richards, Director of Youth Development and Special Needs Programs at 203 655-8228 ext. 1331 or srichards@darien-ymca.org. For all swim classes below, please call Jim Matthews at 655-8228 x 1332 prior to registering so that we can discuss your child’s special needs and swimming experience.
All participants must register online or at the front desk. Many of our classes have maximums and we want to make sure we stay within our ratios.

Spring 2018 Session Dates: March 12 – June 10

Special Needs Swim Lessons Ages 3 – 12

The Y’s learn-to-swim program for children ages 3 – 12 with developmental disabilities. Please call Jim Matthews prior to registering, so we can learn about your child’s special needs and swimming experience, at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1332.

Winter Fees: Members: $245, Non-Members: $350 Session Ends March 4
Spring Fees: Members: $265, Non-Members: $380 Session

Saturday Swim Club Ages 10 – 17

This club is intended for children that are comfortable in the large pool. Twenty-five minutes are spent on group activities that include stroke development, and twenty minutes is free swim.
Saturdays 12:30 – 1:15 pm
Spring: March 17, 24; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9

|Winter Fees: Members: $245, Non-Members: $350
Spring Fees: Members: $255, Non-Members: $365