Our Adapted Aquatics program is designed for children with neurological, developmental, and cognitive challenges from 9 months of age through adulthood. Each student receives individualized, progressive lessons by qualified, experienced instructors that make learning achievable, sensory integrative, and fun. Classes are held in our fully accessible 3-foot heated pool in Westlake, Ohio.

We believe that children with disabilities can be successfully integrated into traditional swim programs if they are introduced to the water gradually in a quiet setting that enables them to focus.

Other goals and benefits of our adapted aquatics include:

  • providing a sense of freedom to children who require physical assistance, while encouraging them to push past their physical limitations
  • allowing children to move their bodies in ways that may be difficult for them on land
  • building strength, increasing cardiovascular endurance and improving motor planning skills while learning swim skills
  • helping children with sensory impairments learn how to exert more control over their body’s movements
  • providing opportunities for continued social interaction with family, friends, and other children


  • 30 minute individual lesson – $26 each
  • 45 minute individual lesson – $36 each
  • 45 minute group lesson – $22 each

2017 Adapted Aquatics Sessions

1January 2 – February 248 weeks
2February 27 – April 218 weeks
3April 24 – June 168 weeks
4June 19 – August 189 weeks
5August 21 – October 209 weeks
6October 23 – December 229 weeks

Achievement Centers for Children – Westlake

24211 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH

Contact us for for more information and to register

Amy Hardy

Referral Specialist
(216) 292-9700 ext. 310

Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities
Cleveland Metroparks
Path International
Celebrating 70 Years
American Camp Association