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Adaptive Aquatics
Winter 2015
Children's Specialized Hospital's Recreational Therapy Department offers adaptive aquatics programs for children ages 3–10 years. Registration opens October 20th at 9:00am.
Description of Classes
Children are placed in the most appropriate level to suit their needs and abilities. Please call us at (908) 301-5432 to help identify the best class placement for your child PRIOR to registration. Class placement is based on a child’s attention span, ability to follow directions in a group setting, and comfort level in the water.
Level 1A beginner swim program designed for

  • Children requiring physical support and/or individual attention to follow directions
  • Developing personal comfort level in the water
  • Coordinating basic movements
  • Social interaction
Skills will be addressed through sensory stimulation, recreation, and social skills activities.
Level 2Beginner swim program designed for

  • Children with moderate comfort level in water (enters pool & adapts to water with ease)
  • Approximate attention span greater than 3-5 minutes
  • Coordinating swimming skills
  • Building social skills
Skills will be addressed through swimming drills, recreation, and social skills activities.
Individual sessionsDesigned for children with a more significant need for individual attention from instructor. Classes are 30 minutes in length, 2 times per week, for a total of 6 classes. These classes run periodically throughout the year. Please call the registration line if interested.

  • Introducing swim readiness
  • Emphasizing coordination of movement
  • Building skills to improve ability to engage safely in group classes
Location of Classes:
Classes offered in Mountainside are held at: Children's Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Classes offered in New Brunswick are held at:
Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Winter 2015 Class Schedule:

Mondays (Mountainside): Instructor Kaylee
January 5th-February 16th 
Guppies Level 1 (ages 3-6) 6:15-7:00pm
Guppies Level 2 (ages 3-6) 7:00pm-7:45pm

Tuesdays (Mountainside): Instructor Nicole
January 6th-February 17th
Sharks Level 1 (ages 7-10) 6:15-7:00pm
Sharks Level 2 (ages 7-10) 7:00-7:45pm

Thursdays (Mountainside): Instructor Kaylee
January 8th-February 19th
Sharks Level 1 (ages 7-10) 6:30-7:15pm
Sharks Level 2 (ages 7-10) 7:15-8:00pm

Friday Afternoons (Mountainside): Instructor Kaylee & Nicole
January 9th-February 20th
Parent-Child Class (ages 2-6) 2:15-3:00pm
Parent-Child Class (ages 2-6) 3:00-3:45pm

Friday Evenings (Mountainside): Instructor Michelle
January 9th-February 20th
Guppies Level 1 (ages 3-6) 5:30-6:15pm
Guppies Level 2 (ages 3-6) 6:15-7:00pm
Parent-Child Class (ages 2-6) 7:00-7:45pm

Saturdays (Mountainside): Instructor Kaylee & Nicole
January 10th-February 21st
Individual (private) sessions available at 9:00am, 9:30am, & 10:00am

Special interest groups-participants must be screened prior to registration:
Muscular Dystrophy Group (Ages 9-16) 10:30-11:15am
Girls Physical Disability Group (Girls only, ages 5-15) 11:15am-12:00pm

Tuesdays (New Brunswick): Instructor Caitlyn
January 6th-February 17th
Sharks Level 1 (ages 3-6) 5:30-6:15pm
Sharks Level 2 (ages 3-6) 6:15-7:00pm

Wednesdays (New Brunswick): Instructor Kaylee
January 7th-February 18th
Guppies Level 1 (ages 7-10) 5:30-6:15pm
Guppies Level 2 (ages 7-10) 6:15-7:00pm

Registration Fee: $105
Class will run with a minimum of 3 children

Note: Physician signature is required on health form
Scholarship funding is available through Autism Speaks® for children with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Phone registration begins October 20th at 9:00am.
  • To register your child for the Winter 2015 Adaptive Aquatics Program please call our registration line at (908) 301-5432 no earlier than October 20th at 9:00am.
  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Please note that you are not guaranteed the day/time you request. We strive to respond in a timely manner and appreciate your patience during this time.
  • Children are able to register for multiple classes based on availability. If you are interested in registering for more than 1 night per week, please note this when you call in and you will be notified if there is space.
  • Please refrain from calling multiple times as it will delay the process.
  • Please include the following information on the voice mail in this order:
    • Class desired (be specific with which level, day, and time for all classes and also include a 1st and 2nd choice)
    • Child's name, date of birth, and diagnosis
    • Parent/guardian's name
    • Email address and phone number

Contact Us
Kaylee McGuire
Community Recreation Program Coordinator
908-233-3720 ext. 5548
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