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. 

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.

View our Swimming Lesson Policies.

All Kids Swim  |  T/Th

Eight 30min classes in an adaptive 4 week session for kids with special needs and a parent or guardian.

Ages: 4-14

Class: T/Th 4-4:30PM

Fees: Household Members $40

Non-Members $80

2021 Registration Dates

Fall I

       Registration: Aug 22-28, 2021

       Session: Aug 30 – Sept 25, 2021

Fall II

       Registration: Sept 26 - Oct 2, 2021

       Session: Oct 4-30, 2021

Fall III

       Registration: Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2021

       Session: Nov 8 – Dec 4, 2021

Spring I

      Registration: Dec 27 - 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

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