Special Needs Adaptive Programs

The YMCA of Snohomish County recognizes the need for quality adaptive programming for community members with disabilities. These programs help people gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, socialize and work with others, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are led by qualified, trained individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. 

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Adaptive Swim Classes

During the adaptive swim classes, the parent is in the pool with the child if needed. They are joined by a swim instructor and an occupational therapist that rotates throughout the class.

The class is limited in size to ensure quality, focused time with each child. Please contact the Aquatics Director of your branch to inquire about the availability of adaptive swim lessons.

Adaptive Needs Cooking & Art Program

Adaptive Needs classes are designed for individuals aged 5+ requiring additional assistance with programs. Participants will create creative art projects and healthy foods in the kitchen.

Adaptive Open Swim
The First and Third Saturday of the month, the Marysville YMCA opens its pool to all families and children with special needs. $2 per participant. Gender-neutral locker rooms available 6:15-7:45 pm.
Miracle League Baseball

The Rotary Club of Monroe formed the Miracle League, a youth baseball team co-sponsored with the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA, for children with special needs.

Many of our players have profound physical and cognitive challenges. These kids have never had the opportunity to do the exciting things every kid should get to experience. Miracle League offers these children an opportunity to suit up in a uniform, step up to the plate, and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.

A player can be assigned a buddy if they need one. It is a dream most of them would not be able to realize as members of a traditional youth baseball league.


4-12 paly at 9 am

13-19 play at 10:30 am

20+ play at  Noon

Schedule adjustments are made to accommodate players and families.   Request adjustments at the time of registration.


Saturdays, April 1-June 3 (No Games Easter weekend, April 15,  Memorial Day weekend, May 27)


Monroe Rotary Field

276 Sky River Parkway

Monroe, WA 98272


$15 Facility Members

 Program Members pay an additional $25 Program Fee


Eva Gantala at 360 804 2165



Miracle Team Bowling

Miracle Team Bowling takes place at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood. There are ramps available and bumpers in the gutters. Those who need assistance are provided with a buddy.

SKIP: Special Kids in Play

SKIP Basketball is adapted for players who need additional assistance in order to play. Buddies are available to players so families can watch and cheer!

SNAP: Special Needs Aquatic Playtime

Each Sunday noon-2 pm, the Monroe Y opens its pool to all families and children with special needs. Free of charge, adults 18 and over need to show photo ID.

SPIN & Fit

A unique dance party designed for those with special needs. This one of a kind event features a performance by “Voices Of The Village” and is sure to encourage fun, exercise and friendship in a safe, positive environment! All participants are also invited to dance their way to fitness with ZUMBA®.

Third Thursday of the month at the Marysville Y. $5 per participant, pre-registration not required. Donations of pre-packaged cookies and treats requested. Volunteers graciously accepted!

Dance Party: 4:30-6:30 pm
ZUMBA®: 7-8 pm

Contact Ronda Hardcastle with questions on this program at 360 651 1605

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Next Sessions:

Miracle League Baseball
April 1-June 3

Adaptive Swim Lessons
Ongoing. Contact your branch Aquatics Director for details, or browse our program guides.

Every Sunday at the Monroe Y
Noon-2 pm

SPIN & Fit
Last Thursday of the Month at the Marysville Y
Dance Party: 4:30-6:30 pm
ZUMBA®: 7-8 pm

Adaptive Open Swim
First & Third Saturday of the Month at the Marysville Y
6:30-7:30 pm

Miracle League Baseball
April 1-June 3 with Easter and Memorial weekends off 
Saturdays - Monroe Rotary Field



Eva Gantala
Adaptive Program Coordinator