Return to Therapeutic Recreation
The Therapeutic Recreation Services Section along with the Palm Beach County Aquatics Division offers numerous water programs for people with disabilities. Enjoy adaptive sailing, adaptive scuba, adaptive swim lessons and adaptive swim clinics. For information about adaptive Swim Clinics or Adapted Sailing, contact Diana Holm at (561) 966-7020 and for pool program information including swim lessons, please visit The Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center webpage.
Programs and Upcoming Events
Adaptive Swim Lessons
Lessons are for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Instructors are certified in Adapted Aquatics and teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Program emphasizes water safety and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are adapted for each participant’s ability.
Adaptive Swim Clinics
Adaptive swim clinics teach athletes with physical disabilities different swim styles and strokes based on their strength and range of motion. Swimming strengthens your cardiovascular system and the major muscle groups in your upper and lower body. Athletes find that swimming can be great cross training for any sport and is a great way to stay active!
Our Adapted Sailing program is sponsored by Special Olympics Florida for adults and children age 8 and older with intellectual disabilities. Sailors learn how to sail independently or with a partner during scheduled days and times at Okeeheelee Park. Our sailboats are specifically designed to be user friendly in all conditions and with all abilities. Pre-registration is required for this program. To register for our programs,
During season, The Gleneagles Country Club and Aquatic Center will offer adapted scuba program for persons age 8 and older with physical and/or developmental disabilities. All instructors and volunteers through Diveheart are Adapted Scuba Certified. There is no fee to participate in this program, however all registration forms and medical information need to be completed in advance. Participants are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information contact Wilhemena Stanton.