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.

Special Needs Swim Lessons • Ages 3 – 12 years • View Class Times & Fees 

The Y’s learn-to-swim program for pre-school children with developmental disabilities. Please call Amy D’Andrea prior to registering so that we can learn about your child’s special needs and find a day and time convenient for you.
.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.

Fees: Members: $255 Non-members: $365

Aquatic Exercise • Ages 4 – 15 years  View Class Times & Fees 
Using the soothing properties of 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. 4- 60 minute sessions.
Fees: Members: $400 Non-members: $400

Saturday Swim Club • Ages 10 – 17 years  View Class Times & Fees 
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 are free swim.
Saturdays: 12:30 – 1:15 pm
Fees: Members: $275 Non-members: $325