Penguins Special Needs Swim Lessons

Our Penguins Lessons are provided at the group lesson rate, with a two swimmer to one instructor ratio so they can be tailored to the individual needs of each student.  The lessons are scheduled similar to Private lessons, so we can match like students together, if possible, and so the instructor can research the adaptive need of the students challenges and abilities as they pertain to the aquatic environment.  Some will thrive within our group class and some will need more one on one attention and recommendations will be provided accordingly.

In this class, parent may join their child in the water to experience water adjustment and basic swimming skills in a fun, safe atmosphere. Instructors have experience working with different needs, challenges, and abilities. It is recommended for Downs Syndrome and high functioning Autistic swimmers are recommended to enroll in mainstream group lessons to begin with.

Registration: You may register with payment online, by phone or by coming into the District office. It will be for a 1.5 hour time slot, that will provide three time options for management to schedule. You will also be asked what the child’s special need is, so we can pair them with another Penguin and better prepare our instructors.  Times will be confirmed the week prior to the start of the session.  If you have questions, please contact the District office at 916-927-3802.

Additional information:
– No Refunds: Due to the volume of interest in the program, FEC adheres by a NO refund policy, once the participant is registered.
– Transfers: Participants may transfer to a different session or class time, if space is available, for an additional $5 fee. The fee will be waived if the transfer is made by FEC Aquatic Staff)
– Class Cancellations: FEC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If swimmers are enrolled in a canceled class, they will be transferred to another class free of charge.