The YMCA of Snohomish County recognizes the need for quality adaptive programming for community members with diverse abilities. 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.
Adaptive Swim | Ages 18 +
The pool is open to all families and children with special needs, free of charge.
Sundays | noon-2 pm
We do also offer paid adaptive swim lessons. Listed under the group swim lessons.
Adaptive Basketball is for players who need additional assistance in order to play. Players are divided into two groups, for pace and safety where everyone gets a chance to handle the ball, pass and shoot baskets, with guidance from the coaches and buddies for players so families can watch and cheer!
Saturdays, September 21 –November 2 | 10-11 am
Cost $15 (plus $25 program fee if applicable)
Adaptive Karate | Ages 7+
Isshinryu karate taught, an Okinawan style that does not use any kicks above the knee.
All abilities welcome. The class will focus on the development of the student’s personal integrity. Designed to inspires confidence, physical fitness, self-discipline and focus. Escapes and protection is taught but the class does not include aggressive techniques or sparring. Parents are encouraged to participate along-side their child and provide necessary assistance during class. This is not a drop off class without prior approval.
This program runs at various times throughout the year.
Miracle League Bowling | Ages 4+
Miracle League Bowling is adapted for anyone who needs extra help in order to participate. Ramps and bumpers are available as well as volunteers to buddy the bowlers. Parents can sit and watch. Each bowler bowls two games and shoes are included.
Program usually runs January-March.
Miracle League Baseball | Ages 4+
Miracle League Baseball is designed for individuals requiring additional assistance to play. This program is adapted to be an inclusive, stress free, non-competitive game, where everyone hits, everyone runs bases, and everyone gets home. Buddies are provided for all players while on the field. Parents may sit in the stands to watch and cheer for their player.
Ages 4-12 | 9 am games
Ages 13-19 | 10:30 am games
Age 20+ | Noon games
Schedule adjustments are made to accommodate players and families. Request adjustments at the time of registration.
Usually runs April-June.
Music classes will be small, supportive, and stress-free. Focuses will be hands-on participation playing instruments, listening and learning rhythm and melody, motor control strength and control. Participants will experience movement, sensory integration, working together, a sense of belonging and acceptance, as well as the joy of making music. This program usually runs in the spring.