ParaSport and Recreation PEI offers three swimming programs for people with a disability ranging for ages 5 and up. Programs are offered at Aquatics Facilities across PEI.
Aqua-Abilities is a program designed for children between the ages of 5-17 living with a physical or intellectual disability. During this 8-week program, children will be provided with the opportunity to learn how to swim at their own pace with the guidance of a certified swim instructor.
This program is offered at the CARI Complex and Credit Union Place throughout the fall and winter months.
Credit Union Place Program
The next session of Aqua-Abilities at Credit Union Place will begin on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Classes are 30 minutes long and will be offered from 10:30-11:00 am. The program runs for 8 weeks. Please note that there will be no classes on November 19th due to a swim meet.
Bell Aliant Centre Program
The next session of Aqua-Abilities at Bell Aliant Center is TBA. Classes are approximately 45 minutes long and will run for 8 weeks.
Cost for the Aqua-Abilities program is $20.00. For more information or to register for the current sessions, please contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI office or visit the Control Desks of Credit Union Place or Bell Aliant Centre.
Advanced Aqua-Abilities is a program designed for children ages 8-17 with a physical disability that have an interest in competitive swimming. The program is a development program that will teach the basic fundamentals and skills of competitive swimming. Pre-requisite for this program is completion of the Aqua-Abilities Program or equivalent swimming experience.
The Advanced Program is offered at the Bell Aliant Centre. It runs one time a week from October through April. To register, please contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI office.
The ParaSport and Recreation PEI ParaFit Program is a swimming program for adults with a physical disability. The program provides swimming instruction in a small group setting. Workouts are tailored to the individual’s skill level so the program can accommodate those individuals that are just learning how to swim to those that are training for fitness or competition.
The Para-Fit Program in offered at the Bell Aliant Centre.
Start Date: TBA
End Date: TBA
The cost for the program is $50.00. To register, please contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI office.