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Therapeutic Recreation Programs offer a wide variety of programs and activities to residents with varying abilities.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
Ages: 3 and over
This class consists of low impact exercises, walking, and stretching in a heated pool. The class is an easy way to add moderate exercise to your daily routine. Benefits may include stretching and toning muscles, increasing circulation, improving mobility, and reducing stress.
Ages: Adults/Seniors of all abilities (Teens welcome to join)
For detailed pool information, click here.
Parent and Child Aquatics
Lessons are for one parent and child with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Instructors are certified in Adapted Aquatics and teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Program will intro-duce aquatic safety, water acclimation and swimming readiness. Skills are adapted for each participant’s ability. Success in the pro-gram will depend on consistency of participation, swimming outside of class time and involvement by both parent and child.
Ages: 6 months to 3 years
This program is designed for all ages to relax, play, and have fun splashing around with family members while making new friends. Open swim time is for individuals with disabilities and their family members. Families can swim in shallow area when other water programs are not occurring.
Lap Lanes are available to the public for swimming. For current pool hours of operation, click here.
Paralympic Swim Clinics
Did you know swimming strengthens your cardiovascular system and the major muscle groups in your upper and lower body? Come join us and learn and practice different swim stroke techniques.
Contact: Erin Kessler at (561) 966-7022
Come learn to sail! Join us as we sail around the lake for about an hour from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sundays at Okeeheelee Park. Our sailboats are specifically designed to be user friendly in all conditions and with all abilities.
Contact: Diana Holm at (561) 966-7020Adaptive Scuba
This summer the Therapeutic Recreation Section will be offering an adapted scuba experience program for persons age 8 and older with physical and/or developmental disabilities. The program will be offered at the Gleneagles pool and will be run by Diveheart, a well known adapted scuba organization. All Diveheart instructors and volunteers are Adapted Scuba Certified. There is no fee to participate in this program, however all registration forms and medical information need to be completed prior to participating. Participants are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.