Class Details

Water Shy Swim for Students with Special Needs: Ages 5+


Course Description

Learn the basics of swimming and water safety. It's been shown that students with special needs who regularly swim gain a number of therapeutic and physical benefits including increased muscular strength, physical endurance, flexibility, an increase in self-control and even improved behavioral outcomes. Students will learn the basic skills of water safety, getting comfortable with the water, entering and exiting the pool, underwater breathing, floating, kicking, arm movement, retrieving an object from 4 ½ feet, and the basics of front crawl (freestyle). For the instructor to recommend a student move to the next level, these skills must be demonstrated. Note: students must be able to enter and exit the pool unassisted.

Course Schedule

This class has already started or is not currently being offered. For more information about this class, contact the PPL office at or call 734-462-4448.

** book required
* book and USB required
+ USB required
< required for Certificate of Photography