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Below is a list of local swim programs in Westchester County, Fairfield County, and New York City to help children with special needs learn to swim, learn water safety, and become more independent.
Water safety is crucial for all children, especially those with special needs, as drowning is the leading cause of death after a person with autism wanders from safety. We've gathered helpful information and tips to help children with special needs learn to swim and achieve safety and independence in the water.
Westchester swim school Children of the Sound recently moved from the Courtyard Marriott in Rye to the Carver Center in Port Chester. The swim school offers individualized private and semi-private lessons to turn children into confident, capable, and safe swimmers.
Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.
Gateway Sports Club, which offers swimming, tennis, soccer, and basketball lessons to children and adults in Queens, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, recently started offering its programs at James Madison High School in Bedford. The sports program also extended its weekend hours at the P.S. 224 location in Bayside. It also offers competitive swim teams in Queens at the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center and Jamaica High School.
UPDATED JULY 2014: This list of swimming program options for kids in the NYC suburbs covers Rockland County, including neibhrohoods such as West Nyack, Nanuet, Upper Saddle River, and New City. If you're looking for swimming lessons for kids in Southeast, NY, this list offers local options for swimming pools in the local Rockland area.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Your children can learn how to swim with our list of the best swimming classes and swimming pools for kids on Long Island, including Babylon, East Hampton, Islip, Riverhead, Kings Park, Patchogue, and Huntington Station.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Does your child love to be in the water? Consult our list of top notch facilities that offer swimming classes and lessons for kids in New York City, including locations on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, East Village, West Village, SoHo, and Midtown.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Do your children want to learn how to swim or play tennis? Check out our list of facilities that offer swimming and tennis lessons and classes for kids in Fairfield County, including Westport, Fairfield, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, and Greenwich.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Find swimming lessons for your children with a list of swimming programs for kids in Westchetser County, including Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill, and Rye.
UPDATED JULY 2014: If you're looking for local swimming pools and swimming classes for kids in Queens, NYC, you'll be pleased to see this list includes local options in Astoria, Middle Village, Flushing, Long Island City, and Forest Hills. This list includes locations for swimming lessons for kids in Queens.
One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
Summer is right around the corner, and that means pools, beaches, and water sports galore. But when you spend time near the water with your kids, the number one thought for many parents is water safety. As temperatures begin to heat up and Memorial Day weekend is in sight, it's time to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim. Swimways, a leading manufacturer of pool and outdoor recreational products, is hosting National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 18. In honor of this educational campaign, Simways is partnering with Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. Vittone spoke with us about the best ways to keep your kids safe and to prevent drowning when it comes to water safety.
Is your child an aspiring swimmer or tennis pro? Help them hone their skills with swimming or tennis classes. We
Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach.
These swimming schools for kids in Fairfield County, CT, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.
These swimming schools for kids in Rockland County, New York, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.
These swimming schools for kids in Westchester County, New York, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.
These swimming schools for kids on Long Island offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.
Find swimming schools for kids in New York City that offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.
A new nonprofit task force on Long Island will spread the word about water safety this summer to prevent death and injuries due to drowning.
Wondering what age is best to start your child in swimming lessons? Read on for advice from local experts.
Competitive swimmers and divers are often in better physical condition than their athletic peers. The sport, which provides excellent all-around exercise, also takes real commitment. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for your child.
Indoor water parks are a perfect family vacation option during the cold winter months. We've rounded up six awesome indoor water parks that are within easy traveling distance of the New York metro area.
Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean.