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SNAP (Special Needs Aquatics Program)

SNAP is a specialized swim lesson program opportunity for individuals with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other special needs. The YMCA reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or medical clearance to participate. Depending on the client’s needs and comfort level, we encourage them to progress in swimming either by working toward regular group lessons or Special Olympics participation. Sessions will run in conjunction with the YMCA program session calendar. 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.

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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.


If you have a child who has special needs and would like them to participate in a sport, please reach out to our directors so we can try to accommodate your child.

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