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Swimming lessons for special needs

At SwimLabs Encinitas, we know that everyone needs the lifesaving skill of swimming and we believe everyone deserves the chance to experience the joy of swimming or simply the benefits of being in the water. Our swimming lessons for children and adults with varying levels of special needs, focus on water safety skills and being comfortable in the water.  

We offer private swimming lessons for kiddos and adults with unique needs including special needs swimming lessons for children with autism, sensory struggles, ADHD, physical disabilities, and other challenges. We can help you reach your goal of teaching your child water safety skills and how to swim, but we also understand that being in the water has incredible calming and therapeutic benefits. We welcome you into our warm-water pools at SwimLabs Encinitas purley for the therapeutic benefits, the feeling of weightlessness and relief from physical discomfort. Whatever your goal, being in the water can help improve balance, coordination, strength, and range of motion and it’s common for parents to notice a confidence and self-esteem boost as well.

Will my child benefit from special needs swimming lessons?

Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death in children with autism which is why we believe all children should learn the basics of water safety and if able, learn how to swim independently. 

At SwimLabs Encinitas, we have trained, passionate instructors who have experience teaching children with a variety of unique needs, including: 

  • Autism, Asperger’s and other related developmental syndromes
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Sensory processing disorder and other sensory challenges
  • Physical difficulties and disabilities

Before your child’s first swim lesson, we invite you to come tour the facility and meet our Encinitas team. This initial introduction can make your child’s first visit more comfortable and less intimidating. This will give us the opportunity to get to know your child's abilities, understand your goals, and discuss all of your questions. After this initial meeting, we’ll develop a customized teaching plan and schedule you with an instructor who is experienced in teaching swimming lessons for special needs and who will be a great fit for your swimmer.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private

One-on-one instruction is a wonderful option for kiddos with special needs. Weekly classes on an ongoing basis.

Do you offer tuition support special needs swimming lessons?

While we do not directly offer tuition support for swimming lessons for children and adults with special needs, we do partner with third-party organizations in the Encinitas area that may be able to help. Please get in touch with our Encinitas team and we can discuss the best options for your family.

Call (760) 230-2500

THE SWIMLABS DIFFERENCE

325,000+ Kids

now have the life skill and know the joy of swimming

Proven Curriculum

developed by world class and Olympic champions

100's of exclusive

Champion Swimmer videos for individual stroke analysis

TESTIMONIALS

Jeff W.

“It's so useful to see video of your actual swimming and then immediately see video examples of ideal technique.”

Abigail. B.

“All three of my kids made huge improvements on their techniques and loved every minute of lessons with the fun teachers!”

Connie G.

“We have really seen improvement in my son's swimming technique and his overall enjoyment of swimming since we started SwimLabs.”

OTHER PROGRAMS

  • Toddler & Infant Swim Lessons
  • Children’s Swim Lessons
  • Adult Swim Lessons
  • Private & Semi-private Swim Lessons
  • Swim Camps & Clinics
  • Swim Team Prep
  • Competitive Swim Training
  • Triathlete Swim Training
Toddler & Infant Swim Lessons

TODDLER & INFANT SWIM LESSONS

We offer two programs for kiddos under the age of 3, ParentTot and Toddler Transition. These group classes are designed for parents and infants or toddlers to work together to develop the foundational skills crucial for learning to swim and promoting safety in the water. We start lessons as early as 6-months-old and will work with you and your little one to learn skills such as being comfortable in the water, breath control, floating and kicking. All of these skills will help your child begin building confidence in the water and the foundational skills needed for swimming.

Children’s Swim Lessons

CHILDREN’S SWIM LESSONS

At SwimLabs, we provide a fun, innovative way for kids to learn how to swim correctly, safely, and efficiently. Our small, warm-water pools, with in-water mirrors and cameras help kids discover confidence while enjoying the water without the fear and distractions that can come with large, overcrowded swim classes. We offer various types of lessons for kids including group lessons, private lessons, semi-private lessons, and build-your-own group lessons. Our swim lessons for kids are tailored to each student's needs, whether they want to develop basic water safety skills, compete at an elite level, or something in between.

Adult Swim Lessons

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

SwimLabs is a highly successful way for adults to learn to swim correctly and safely. We know most people learn best by seeing, so our innovative technology includes instant video feedback and mirrors in the pools so new swimmers can learn the basic skills and experienced swimmers can refine their technique and apply what they learn instantly. We offer both private and group lessons for adults looking to learn how to swim and private lessons for adults looking to improve their stroke. Whether you are excited about overcoming a fear of the water or looking to refine your technique, we will design a program that helps you reach your goals.

Private & Semi-private Swim Lessons

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

At SwimLabs, we offer private swim lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to get your kiddo into one-on-one lessons or you’re a competitive swimmer looking to cut time, we can help! We offer private, semi-private, and build-your-own private lessons (up to 4 people). Private and semi-private lessons are great options if you are looking for more time focused on your individual swimmer or siblings wanting to be in the same class. These lessons take place in our warm-water pools equipped with in-water cameras and mirrors to help with instant visual feedback to help progress your learn-to swim experience or help refine technique to help you swim safer, smarter and stronger!

Swim Camps & Clinics

SWIM CAMPS & CLINICS

In addition to our regular lessons, we also offer various swim camps and clinics. These include SwimJams for beginners to advanced swimmers and TeamPrep for summer league and competitive swimmers. Our camps are designed to function as an introduction to our specialized swimming progression and as a way for beginner and advanced swimmers to continue building their swimming technique in a shorter amount of time. Clinics are special events hosted at various times throughout the year that include practicing starts and turns, private lessons in a big pool, open water swim options, and more!

Swim Team Prep

SWIM TEAM PREP

Want to swim with us even more? We offer our own Swim Team Prep swim team. This team is for kids who are wanting to join a swim team in the future or who just love the sport of swimming and want to continue on as their form of exercise. It is an introduction to how swim teams work and a great opportunity for swimmers to get some mileage in the water before summer league or their competitive season! This team is coached by SwimLabs instructors where they can help take your learnings from the tanks to the big pool!

Competitive Swim Training

COMPETITIVE SWIM TRAINING

From youth competitive swimmers to master swimmers, we know every second you can shave off your time counts. Here, you’ll benefit from video technology that provides instant video feedback. In addition, mirrors in the pool let you view your stroke from all angles, helping you and your instructor analyze and adapt the most proficient techniques. SwimLabs proprietary Champions Library will also allow you to instantly compare your stroke side-by-side to some of the best swimmers in the world to refine your technique and learn drills to improve your times!

Triathlete Swim Training

TRIATHLETE SWIM TRAINING

New to triathlon or ramping up for your “A” race? Everyone benefits from SwimLabs’ one-of-a-kind stroke analysis, which uses our 360° video system, in-pool mirrors and stroke comparison software so you can receive thorough and immediate feedback on your freestyle. We offer both private and semi-private lessons for triathletes. Get in touch with our team to learn about lesson scheduling, open water swimming and other opportunities for triathletes and triathlete clubs to train in the Lab.

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