In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program, Easter Seals MA will be offering a free, adapted recreational swim program this summer at DCR’s Bennett Field Pool in Worcester. Lead by an aquatics instructor, the group will do water activities, including games, that will maximize independence skills in the water. The pool and changing areas are fully accessible and volunteers will be in the water to support the fun! Non-swimmers must provide their own 1:1 aides.
The program will be held at Bennett Field Pool, 1260 Main Street in Worcester on Tuesday mornings for six weeks: July 11-August 15 2017.
9:00am-9:45am Children up to 18 years
10:00am-10:45am Adults 18 years and older
There is no cost for this program but space is limited. Registration and an intake are required. You may pre-register online here, or for more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-751-6425.
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Easter Seals MA also runs community swim programs in Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children’s warm, salt-water pool. All facilities and changing areas are fully accessible and there is plenty of free parking available. Lifeguards are on duty to provide supervision and safety. There is a fee to participate in these programs and advance registration and intake is required.
This is a “open swim” opportunity for people with disabilities to enjoy recreational swimming in a heated pool. No instruction or therapy is provided and each swimmer is required to have 1:1 assistance in the pool. Groups welcome. Each session runs for 9 weeks during the school year.
9:00am-10:30am Children up to 18 years
10:30-12:00pm Adults 18 years and older
Lead by a certified Water Exercise Instructor, each class meets 2-3 times per week during a 12 week session. This class is open to people with and without disabilities who are independent swimmers.
For more information on our swim opportunities in Canton please contact Mary DeGrenier: email@example.com or 781-830-8761.