adaptive programming

recreational health and wellness opportunities for individuals with unique needs.


At the Fond du Lac Family YMCA we provide individuals of all abilities with opportunities to choose participation in recreation and leisure programs. Adaptive Recreation helps to nurture each person’s unique needs for a more effective learning environment. The experience will highlight a healthy lifestyle, which is an important part of every individual's life.  Staff are trained to support and encourage each participant in the Y's adaptive programs. 

adaptive swim lessons; for all ages

This class encourages participants to use their physical attributes to the best of their abilities while enhancing their spirits and minds with positive reinforcement.  Staff to student ratio is 1:1. All ages and abilities are welcome. 


  1. Purchase lessons at the Y Welcome Center Desk

  2. Upon purchase you will be asked to answer questions that will provide staff with information regarding the unique individual needs of the participant taking the swim lessons.

  3. Your lessons will be scheduled with an instructor, based upon availability.


4 lessons, 30-minutes each | $55/member - $110/community participant 


• Swim lessons are not refundable.

• If your instructor is sick or can’t make a lesson, it is the instructor’s responsibility to contact you directly and reschedule the lesson.  If the instructor fails to contact you, it will not count as one of the classes paid for.

• If for some reason you are unable to make a scheduled lesson, it is your responsibility to call the instructor directly as well as the Fond du Lac Family YMCA within 24 hours of the lesson.  Failure to contact the YMCA and the instructor for a cancelled lesson will count as one of the classes paid for.


This 4-week class will focus on gross motor development, body awareness, strength, balances and overall coordination. Skills will be taught by an instructor in a group setting. Social interaction and following directions will also be emphasized. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

See Program Guide for more information.


Looking for an excellent opportunity to practice social skills outside of the students’ everyday environment? The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is offering adaptive field trip days for special education departments in our local & surrounding communities. During these field trips, kids will get to participate in adapted activities such as swimming, gymnastics, yoga, crafts, etc. Each month will focus on two different activities.

*Caregiver/Aid will need to be present for each child that needs support*

Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 12-2 pm (can be flexible)
Fees: $5 per child (Caregivers/Aids are FREE)

Contact Natalie Wondra for this month's activities and to register.


Natalie Wondra, Youth Sports and Adapted Program Coordinator, 920.921.3330 ext 306,