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Adapted Programs

We have special programs for people with different needs. Our objective is to include everyone in our group activities. If you need help, you can bring someone with you for free. This could be a worker from a service, a family member or a caregiver like a nanny or babysitter who knows what you need.

Therapeutic Swim

You can use the pool for individual workouts or with your health practitioner or trainer for your prescribed exercises in a warm therapeutic pool. There won't be formal class instruction, but a qualified lifeguard will be on duty and you can use pool equipment.

This therapeutic swim is combined with the older adult swim. View schedules and register for the therapeutic swim.

Check the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre facilities. Learn about memberships and fees.

Additional support

We are moving towards an inclusive group lesson delivery framework to better meet the high demand for lessons and various needs within our community. This means we are shifting away from 1:1 lessons to providing more inclusive group opportunities. We encourage anyone who would benefit from additional support to bring a caregiver or support person to the program.

If you would like your child to benefit from additional support within group classes, follow these steps:

  1. First register for your chosen lesson
  2. Complete the adapted information form
  3. Submit the adapted integration form a minimum of three weeks before program start date to allow adequate time to assess and determine if any program modifications are required.

We will review behaviour management strategies and procedures before the program starts and we will do our best to meet your child’s needs. If their needs exceed our ability to accommodate (i.e. personal care, safety concerns), we welcome and encourage the participant to bring their own support to the program.

Not sure if your child needs extra help? If they benefit from extra assistance at school, during transitions or in activities like sports, it's a sign that they might benefit from additional support during swimming lessons too.

Bloom Skills Centre - Cosmos Club

Many young adults with unique needs make friends in school but when school ends, they miss the community they had. In partnership with the Bloom Skills Centre we have Cosmos Club, a social group for fun and making friends. The Cosmos Club wants to fill the gap in programs, provide opportunities for connection and welcome everyone from our community with unique needs.

To access registration forms, visit the Bloom Skills Centre website. You can complete the form and send it via email to; or in person to the CommUnity Cafe at 100 Days Rd., Kingston during regular business hours.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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