Special Needs (original)

The RBAC’s Special Needs Programs are characterized by active programming that promotes quality of life improvements in a fun and supportive environment.

Adaptive Special Needs Programs

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center offers several programs to meet the aquatic therapy and wellness needs of our special needs clients. We are here to ensure that our patrons receive the highest quality instruction and benefits from all we have to offer. Inclusion, consistency, and progress are the hallmarks of our therapeutic programs. Our programs address the needs of our patrons of all ages and abilities. Water is a great equalizer amongst our diverse community and we want everyone to be able to enjoy the water safely. Our goal is to provide quality swim lessons and aquatic therapy programs to our patrons.

Adaptive Beginner Lessons - Swim to Learn

Small Group (3:1 or 5:2)

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Fees:

$18.50 per class
Monthly signup required

Signup:

Intake Package

Registration takes place after initial evaluation by staff and an evaluation is required. Please contact therapy adaptive office to schedule 626-564-0330 ext 419 or email adaptswim@rosebowlaquatics.org.
Adaptive Intermediate Lessons - Learn to Grow
Adaptive Intermediate Lessons - Learn to Grow

Small Group (3:1 or 5:2)

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Fees:

$18.50 per class
Monthly signup required

Signup:

Intake Package

Registration takes place after initial evaluation by staff and an evaluation is required. Please contact therapy adaptive office to schedule 626-564-0330 ext 419 or email adaptswim@rosebowlaquatics.org.
Community Adaptive Program (Large Group - 10 swimmers)
Community Adaptive Program (Large Group - 10 swimmers)

The primary purpose of the Community Adaptive Program is to provide our special needs clients an opportunity to develop their swimming and water safety skills, while creating a social environment for them and their families. The program will increase the opportunity for families and caregivers to network with other families and the community’s resources.

The program is founded in the spirit of inclusion and socialization. Each Community Adaptive class will offer several unique opportunities for participants including the development of the “in between” skills which consists of working with others, taking turns, and appropriate social behaviors in a group setting. The program will be a combination of all ages and all skill levels.

The class will be taught by an Aquatic Therapist and volunteers from the community as well as members of the Rose Bowl competitive teams. In addition to the participating children and young adults, parents and caregivers have the opportunity to join their child in the water and learn handling skills (this is not a requirement).

For children who exceed these requirements, Stingrays is suggested. Stingrays is a swim team for young individuals with special needs, ages 6 – 17 years old. This program focuses on stroke development, endurance, strength overall health, and provides opportunities for individual instruction and team building. More information can be found at the Ray’s Swim Team page.

Schedule:

Weds
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fees:

$65.00 per month

$25 Drop In

Signup:

Intake Package

Registration takes place after initial evaluation by staff and an evaluation is required. Please contact therapy adaptive office to schedule 626-564-0330 ext 419 or email adaptswim@rosebowlaquatics.org.
Private Lessons
Private Lessons

We offer private lessons to children and adults with special needs. Specially trained and experienced instructors work one-on-one with physically, developmentally, or behaviorally challenged children and/or adults. Fill out the Special Needs Intake Packet.

Fees:

$42.00  1/2 hour lesson
$84.00  1 hour lesson

Signup:

Register by filling out the special needs intake packet and submitting it to the Therapy Office.

Intake Package
Aquatic Physical Therapy
Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by physical and occupational therapists to enhance your child’s functional abilities. It is an effective way to address many types of conditions including sensory, neurological, and orthopedic impairments. Aquatic therapy is an excellent supplement to land based therapy. The warm, buoyant water of the therapy pool enables your child to feet free and have fun in therapy! Therapy sessions can be booked for 30 or 60 minutes.

Physical therapy evaluations are available by request.

Fees:

$100 per hour

Signup:

Please fill out the intake packet and the therapy office will contact you to schedule.

Intake Package
A.C.E.S. (5:1)

Schedule:

Weds
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sat
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fees:

$20 per class

Signup:

Intake Package

Registration takes place after initial evaluation by staff and an evaluation is required. Please contact therapy adaptive office to schedule 626-564-0330 ext 419 or email adaptswim@rosebowlaquatics.org.

Instructors

Jamie O'Connor, PT, DPT
Director of Therapy Programs
Kandis Pulliam
Lifeguard Manager and Head Coach, Rays
Courtney Louie
Special Needs Instructor 
Lori Levine
Physical Therapist Assistant

FAQs

Policies

Group Classes

  • Class tuition is due upon enrollment
  • Once a swimmer is enrolled, no refunds or credits are available for missed classes.
  • Only one make-up class is allowed and must be used during the same month with instructor approval and provided there is room in the class.
  • Account credits will only be issued in cases of unexpected pool closures or with a doctor’s note.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

  • Private lessons require a minimum cancellation of 12 hours prior to lesson time.
  • Notify the therapy office, instructor, or front desk as soon as possible for all cancellations.
  • A credit to your RBAC account will be issued for a future lesson or the lesson can be rescheduled.
  • If the cancellation is less than 12 hours, no credit is given or make-up scheduled. The only exception is with a doctor’s note.
  • In the event a lesson is cancelled due to the instructors unavailability, lightning, or pool closures, etc., clients will be credited for the lesson.
  • There are no make-ups or credits for no shows, unexcused, or missed appointments. For more information, please contact the Therapy Programs Office at 626-564-0330 x 419 or email adaptswim@rosebowlaquatics.org

Things to Know

  • Avoid feeding the swimmer 30 minutes prior to the lesson
  • Swimmers are not allowed on the pool deck or in the water without their instructor
  • Guardians are asked to remain in the designated waiting area during lessons
  • We try to be consistent, but do not guarantee the same instructor will teach your child at each lesson
  • Arrive five minutes early and have your swimmer ready and be ready to receive your swimmer five minutes before the end of the lesson
  • No chewing gum in the pool or pool area
  • Coaching swimmers from the pool deck is prohibited
  • Notify the instructor of any changes (sickness, behaviors, phone number, e-mail, etc,)
  • Proper swim attire is required. Please no street clothes or baggy shirts.
  • Hair needs to be pulled back away from the face in a ponytail or braid.

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel(s)
  • Sunscreen (apply 30 minutes prior to lesson)
  • Goggles (recommended)
  • Swim diaper (if swimmer is not potty trained)
  • Non-skid slippers or water shoes
  • Lock for locker (optional)
  • Water bottle

Gallery

Please contact Lori Birmingham.

Call 626.564.0330 x425 Email