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Swimming

Local Resources

Adapted Aquatics – DropZone Waterpark
www.dropzonewaterpark.com
Individualized instruction to develop water safety, swimming, and social skills in a safe environment. This brand new program is designed to provide individualized instruction for individuals with disabilities in the Inland Empire.

All-Star Swim Program
Cal State San Bernardino, Dept of Kinesiology
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
(909)537-5352 or email sportfes@csusb.edu to register for the program.
Swim program specifically for people with special needs. The 5 week program starts the last Saturday in April, and takes place each Sat in May excluding Memorial Day weekend and the first Saturday of June. The purpose of the program is to turn swimmers with special needs into All-Star Swimmers. The goal is to teach the athletes a new understanding of water safety and give them the opportunity to learn new swimming skills. Swim party at the end of the program and each participant receives a t-shirt. The teacher: swimmer ratio is no higher than 2:5. Cost is $50.

Apple Valley Recreation Department “Special Apples”
Lena Quinonez 760-240-7000 ext. 7883
www.avrecreation.org
Special Needs swim lessons at the Civic Center Park Aquatic Center for 18 and under, and “Special Apples” Family Pool Night on the 4th Saturday of the month from 4-6 during June, July and August.

Aquatic Zone
1138 E. Sixth Street, Corona
(951) 739-4300
www.theaquaticzone.com
Operates two pools both located in Corona. Indoor swim lessons at a heated indoor pool. Offers private lessons and has experience with special needs children. Group lesson class sizes do not exceed four students. Family Time swim Friday nights. Offers a free trial swim lesson and a special rate for children with autism. Visa, MC, cash and checks.

Casa Colina
255 East Bonita Avenue, Pomona
(909) 596-7733 x4200 or 1 (800) 926-5462
www.casacolina.org
Splash Zone- (ages 18 months to 4 yrs) and Get Swimming (5-12 yrs). Therapeutic swim program designed for children with special needs between the ages of 18 months to 12 years. 8 week session focuses on basic water safety, breath control, submersion and water comfort, basic locomotion and motor planning and social group participation.

Fontana Park Aquatic Center 
(909) 854-5111
15610 Summit Ave., Fontana
https://www.fontana.org/2566/Fontana-Park-Aquatic-Center
Are we open year-round? Yes, the Fontana Park Aquatic Center is always open! Come visit us for lap swimming, aqua aerobics, swim lessons or recreational swim.

SwimAbilities
Loma Linda
https://teampossabilities.org/swimabilitiesaugust/
LLU Drayson Center and LLU PossAbilities have teamed up to present an adaptive swim program. This program is designed for swimmers and non-swimmers with special needs of all ages! The goal of this program is to teach participants an understanding of water safety and develop new swim skills.

Temecula Community Services
https://temeculaca.gov/408/Adaptive-Swim-Lessons
Learning to swim is for everyone. These classes for participants with special needs will focus on basic water skills and water adjustment to help participants gain confidence in the water and improve kicking and stroking ability.

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