Lessons for Diverse Abilities

Our All Kids Swim classes strive to get everyone the chance to learn how to swim, no matter what diverse abilities they have. Our trained instructors are able to provide the best learning experience for each individual.

One-on-One Group Learning 

Geared toward those who struggle in group learning or simply need or want to get the most out of their swim lessons, this one-on-one approach allows everyone to move at their own pace while still coming together before and after as a group. 

Individuals with special needs and their families will get exclusive access12:00-1:30PM
JUNE 11, 2022
JULY 16, 2022
AUGUST 13, 2022
Adaptive Swim Lessons

With adaptive swim programs, we can ensure that everyone, with or without diverse abilities, can learn to swim. The program focuses on participants learning basic swimming and water safety skills in a group setting but with one on one instruction too. The All Kids Swim program is funded in part by the Souris Valley United Way.

For more information on adaptive swim lessons, view our Swimming Lesson Policies or please email

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All Kids Swim  |  T/Th

Four 45min classes in an adaptive 4 week session for kids with special needs and a parent or guardian.

Ages: 4-14

Class: Th 5:45-6:30PM

Fees: Household Members $35

Non-Members $70

2022 Registration Dates

Spring I

      Registration: Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2022

      Session: Jan 3-29, 2022

Spring II 

      Registration: Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2022

      Session: Feb 7 - Mar 5, 2022

Spring III 

      Registration: Mar 6-12, 2022

      Session: Mar 14 - Apr, 9 2022

Spring IV 

      Registration: Apr 10-16, 2022

      Session: Apr 18 - May 14, 2022

Future classes TBD 

Program Info

The Minot Family YMCA and Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports have collaborated to create a program designed to teach children with special needs swimming skills. The All Kids Swim program is focused on participants ages 4-14 years learning basic swimming and water safety skills in a group setting with individualized instruction. In addition to safety awareness and swimming skills, the aquatic environment provides many benefits for these children:

  • proprioceptive input that assists with reducing repetitive behaviors, provides calming input, and resistance for exercises

  • provides a positive leisure activity for the child and their family

  • improves strength, coordination, range of motion, perceptual and spatial awareness, muscular and cardiovascular endurance and relaxation

  • improve mood, body image, decrease anxiety, and increase self-esteem

  • improve self-care skills before and after swimming