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Host Chapter: Pictou County Categories: Adults, Children and Youth

One-to-One Swimming Lessons

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In partnership with YMCA, this popular program offers individualized one-to-one support to help child & youth with autism learn how to swim in an inclusive and understanding environment.

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Ages/Life Stage

Child & Youth, Aged 4+, Adults

In Partnership:

YMCA of Pictou County


Pictou County YMCA Wellness Centre Pool


The goals of the program are to create a safe, sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism and/or related co-occurring developmental conditions to participate in one-to-one swim lessons to prevent drowning, to teach water safety, and allow participants to swim as they are able. It is open to participants wanting to learn to swim or to improve their swimming ability. The goals and objectives are individual for each participant. The program runs in partnership with YMCA Pictou County at their pool from 4 to 8pm each Friday evening.

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