Aquatic classes for children as well as for adults with special needs are offered during the summer by the Special Needs Aquatic Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The classes are for young children of all abilities accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children may gain an initial positive water experience, learn safety skills in and around water, and just have fun.
Two sessions, four classes each, will be held Wednesday evenings. The first session will be held June 5–26; the second session will be held July 10–31. The 30-minute classes are held in the therapeutic pool in the UW-Stevens Point Health Enhancement Center, located adjacent to the Quandt Fieldhouse on Fourth Avenue.
Classes for infants and toddlers, six months to three years, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Preschool classes for toddlers, ages three to five, will be held at 6:10 p.m. Water exploration classes for children, ages 4-6, who have completed the preschool class, will be held at 6:50 p.m. Each session costs $24, or $45 for both sessions. Early registration is advised, as program space is limited.
Adults with special needs
For adults with special needs, the first session with eight classes will be held June 3–27 and costs $24. Session two includes 12 classes and will be held July 8–August 15 for a cost of $36.
The 45-minute classes are held twice a week on Monday and Thursday in the therapeutic pool in the UW-Stevens Point Health Enhancement Center, located adjacent to the Quandt Fieldhouse on Fourth Avenue. The Basic Aquatic Exercise class begins at 8:45 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program classes are held at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For registration and more information on all class sessions, contact the School of Physical Education & Athletic Training at 715-346-2706.