In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program, Easter Seals MA offered a free, adapted recreational swim program this summer at DCR’s Bennett Field Pool in Worcester. Lead by an aquatics instructor, the group participated in water activities, including games, that maximized independence skills in the water. The program proved to be successful and Easter Seals MA is excited to report that we will be starting the conversation with DCR soon for continuing the program next summer. Check back for more details to come.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-830-8761.