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 Terri Accomando, Director of Special Needs Programming at 655-8228 ext. 1351 or taccomando@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 on-line or at the front desk. Many of our classes have maximums and we want to make sure we stay within our ratios.

Summer 2017

Session Dates
June 19 – July 16
July 17 – August 13

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.

Members: $82, Non-Members: $118

Aquatic Exercise Program

Using the soothing properties of the water, our specially trained therapists will perform aquatic exercises and activities with your child. All sessions will be offered 1-on-1, and consist of 45 minutes of exercise with an additional 15 minutes allotted for warm up, cool down, and post-session consultation with parents.

Four 60-minute sessions: $400

To reserve a session with one of our therapists, please contact:

Jim Matthews: (203) 655-8228 ext. 1332 or yaquatics@darien-ymca.org

Amy D’Andrea: (203) 655-8228 ext. 1307 or dandreaa@darien-ymca.org