SNAP (Special Needs Aquatics Program)

The YMCA of Springfield is our community’s premier provider of aquatic instruction. Whether you want to conquer your fear of the water, train for a race, prepare your child for summers around the pool, or give your child exposure to the sport of swimming, the YMCA has the right lesson for you. With a competition pool, child pool, lane pool, warm lap pool, resistance pool, and more, the YMCA has the amenities you need to be water ready. Sign up today, and see why the YMCA is so much more than a gym. Read More>


Whenever possible, those with special needs are included in our classes and, as they progress, are invited to join our competitive team. Some of our athletes go on to compete in Special Olympics.

Saturday Strikers

This is not just a program about bowling. It is a tool the Y uses to provide those with special needs a path out of isolation, a chance to grow and develop new skills, and a safe place to learn to navigate the everyday world. With all of this comes the chance to do your best and to be a champion whether you win or lose. Our families are supported through common bonds and our staff is grateful for the opportunity to serve.

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