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Adaptive Swim Lessons

Make a wake with a Mary Free Bed instructor! Splash through the refreshing water while learning new swim skills and safety tips.

Adaptive swimming at Mary Free BedAlthough there are many qualified community swim lessons offered in the Grand Rapids area designed for children with active life-styles, this option may not be possible for your child because of the nature of his or her disability. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital offers an alternative. The goal of this program is to teach swim skills and increase swimmers’ knowledge of safety around the water.

Swim lessons are offered through Mary Free Bed for youth with developmental disabilities who require one-on-one instruction from a certified water safety instructor with expertise in working with disabilities.

Interested participants can register for the classes below on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 616.242.0351. A number of questions will be asked to determine whether the child's swim instructor will be through Mary Free Bed or through local community program.

Mary Free Bed's adaptive swim lessons are offered quarterly and posted in the Recreation Connection Newsletter. If you do not get into any of the offered time slots, you will have another chance the following quarter.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | Map

Mary Free Bed Swim Instructor

5-18 years (or still receiving school services)

Session Length
One 45 minute session per week for 5 weeks

$30 due before first lesson

Call 616.242.0351 or email

More Information About Adaptive Swim Lessons at Mary Free Bed
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital offers consultation to water safety instructors teaching in mainstream community swim lesson programs. If you think your child could be successful in a mainstream local swim lesson program with this type of consultation, please call 616.242.0351.

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