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Adaptive and Accessible Swim Programs


2019 adaptive swim program flyer

SESSION 2 is currently full. We are now taking names for the waitlist. We are still accepting applications for SESSION 1.

In partnership with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program, Easterseals MA is offering an adapted recreational swim program this summer at the fully accessible Bennett Field Pool in Worcester. Lead by aquatics instructors and a lifeguard, groups will participate in fun safety activities and water games that maximize independence in the water. This is a six-week, recreational program and does not provide swim lessons. The swim program is open to individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families. This is a special opportunity to swim with new friends before the pool opens to the public! Space is limited. Contact Patrick Remy at or (508) 751-6417 to register.

Summer 2019 Program (Worcester)

Location: Bennett Field Pool, 1260 Main Street, Worcester

Dates:     Friday mornings - June 28th, July 5th, 12th, & 19th, August 2nd

Times:     9:00-9:45am: Children ages 5-12*

                10-10:45am: Children 13+ and adults* (SESSION IS FULL)

Cost:       $30 for six weeks, scholarships available upon request

*individuals who cannot swim or participate independently must be accompanied by an adult or aide.

For more information, to register, or to inquire about scholarships contact Patrick Remy at or (508) 751-6417.



Easterseals 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.

Saturday Community Swim

This is an “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

Water Exercise Class

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: or 781-830-8761.

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