Tide Water Adaptive Aquatics Center

WHAT IS ADAPTIVE?

Tide Water Adaptive Aquatics Center offers 20-minute private (one-on-one) lessons, as well as a swim team (30-minute group practice), specially designed for children with challenges.

Participants sign up for an 8-week Session and swim once per week: either Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings, depending on the location you choose. We ask new Adaptive swimmers to sign up for private lessons and encourage proficient swimmers to join the team.

Our instructors are highly trained and dedicated to ensuring water safety, building water confidence, and fostering a lifelong love of swimming. We aim to offer a fun, safe environment for a positive swimming experience and encourage students to build confidence by helping non-swimmers confront fear head-on.

We are an LTP for Special Olympics and are diligently working toward becoming a part of the Adapt2Acheive program for Disabled Sports USA, as well as Autism Speaks.

 

WHO QUALIFIES FOR ADAPTIVE?

Swimmers qualify for the Adaptive program based on their diagnoses. Knowing each child’s specific challenge(s) allows us to tailor our private lessons to the swimmer’s individual strengths, needs, and limitations.

We serve children with a variety of special needs, including (but not limited to):

  • Autism
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Blindness
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Head Trauma
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Speech Impairments
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke Complications

 

WHEN IS ADAPTIVE?

 

WHERE IS ADAPTIVE?

  • Thursday Adaptive lessons/team are held at RiverWinds Community Center: 1000 RiverWinds Drive in West Deptford, NJ.
  • Sunday Adaptive lessons are held at Cherry Hill Aquatics: 5 Esterbrook Lane in Cherry Hill, NJ.
  • To participate in Adaptive at either location, you must first register for a specific day/time slot. Please see the How Do I Register for Adaptive? section below to sign up. Thank you!

 

HOW MUCH DOES ADAPTIVE COST?

 

Adaptive costs $50 per Session. That price covers all 8 weeks of the Session, as well as an Adaptive T-shirt. Payment is due in-full at the time of registration.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR ADAPTIVE?

 

Registration for our 2017 Spring Session is still OPEN! 

Our Adaptive program is expanding rapidly! So we switched to Active.com, an online registration/payment system, to keep up with the increasing number of participants.

 

HOW DO I CONTACT ADAPTIVE?

If you have questions or would like to be added to our contact list to receive registration information for upcoming Sessions, then please email our Operations Manager, Megan Riley: tidewateradaptiveswimteam@gmail.com.