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Adapted Aquatics

Take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of our expanded adapted aquatic program offerings. Are you seeking to learn new skills, enhance your abilities, accomplish the seemingly impossible, or just have fun?

Adapted Aquatic programs allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live more, play more with the use of adaptive equipment and specialized instruction.

The follwing facility offer aquatic programs for people with disablites. For more information about the offerings please contact the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3400 or click here.

  • C.E. Reig Regional Center-Mitchelville, MD 
  • H. Winship Weatley Special Center-Capital Heights, MD
  • James E. Duckworth Special Center-Beltsville, MD
  • Jessie B. Mason Regional Center-Temple Hills, MD
  • Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center/Glenarden Complex-Glenarden, MD
  • Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Complex-Landover, MD

Adapted Aquatics: Training - This adapted aquatic program is designed for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 13 & up who have basic swimming skills and are able to function in a staff/participant ratio of 1:4. This class coaches individuals on improving strokes & turns for competitive swimming.

Adapted Aquatic Exercise - The Adapted Aquatic Exercise program is designed for individuals ages 16 & up with severe disabilities which require 1:1 supervision. All exercises are low impact and are implemented in a therapy tank. This program focuses on water safety, breath control, range of motion exercises and, pulling, pushing, and lifting. The buoyancy of the water supports the body and allows greater movement for individuals that have physical disabilities.

Individualized Swimming Lessons - Individualized Swimming Lessons are designed for children and adults with disabilities who require 1-on-1 instruction. The duration of each scheduled lesson is 30 minutes in length. Lessons are held at various locations throughout the county. Participants at all skill levels are welcome.

Social Swim - Social Swim is designed specifically for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. This program focuses on recreational swimming and gives participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Aquatic games such as beach ball volleyball, relay races, and basketball, help to facilitate socialization. Participants must be able to function within a 1:3 staff to participant ratio.

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