Adaptive Aquatics


Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics for Adults with Autism

Aquatic activities have been shown to have many therapeutic benefits including improved motor skills, enhanced sensory integration, and opportunities for meaningful social interactions. Our adaptive swimming program considers the unique needs of individuals with autism and is designed to create a conducive setting for specialized learning.


To find out more about other adaptive programming offered by the Ridgewood Y, please click on a link below:

Fitness and Enrichment Programming

Community resources

Inquire about arranging a social event for your group

Swim Lessons


Thursdays | 6:00-7:00PM
Members $74 per lesson | Non-members $85 per lesson
Lessons are 30 minutes long

Grannon Pool provides a warm, quiet, and spacious environment and the separate lesson times ensure minimized external stimuli. The Ridgewood Y’s aquatics leadership team is dedicated to adapting our teaching methods to accommodate learning styles and creating a positive and welcoming environment so that everyone in our community can benefit from swim lessons.

To register, please contact our swim desk at 201-444-5600 x302

For questions contact Meaghan Donnelly [email protected]

Family Swim

Sessions held daily
Free for Members | $10 Non-members

Our family swim sessions are a great option for additional pool time which can provide therapeutic sensory input and a soothing environment. Family swim sessions are open to all members.

Please see swim schedule for current sessions.

Financial Aid

We believe the opportunity to gain personal growth from our programming should be accessible to everyone regardless of financial situation or socioeconomic status. Our Financial Aid for All program assures that nobody is turned away because of inability to pay.

Download our application here.