Challenger/Special Needs

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The Y Challenger program for children and young adults with special needs shines as an example of how participating in healthy activities can result in not only improved physical fitness but also personal growth, fun and friendships. Individuals 3-30 years of age with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through recreational and social opportunities.

 

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Adaptive Swim Programs

Explore our swimming lessons and opporunities for young people with special needs.

Young Adult Events

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Become a Challenger Buddy

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Class Daysort icon Time Location
OL - Swim Lessons - Adaptive - Exploration
98637
Sa
Apr 19
11:45am - 12:30pm Olathe Family YMCA More Info
X

OL - Swim Lessons - Adaptive - Exploration

Description: This swim class is designed for those who have special needs. A hydraulic lift is available to make getting in and out of the pool easier. Once in the pool, gentile exercises will work the muscles and increase circulation. Doctor's permission is required.

Remaining Spots: 0

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

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Adaptive Swim Lesson
98714
Sa
Apr 19
12:15pm - 1:00pm Paul Henson Family YMCA More Info
X

Adaptive Swim Lesson

Description:

Remaining Spots: 7

Age Range:

Member Fee: 55.00

Non-Member Fee: 55.00

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PH - Adaptive Baseball
103676
Sa
May 10
9:00am - 10:00am Paul Henson Family YMCA More Info
X

PH - Adaptive Baseball

Description: For ages 5-30, Challenger Baseball gives athletes with special needs an opportunity to learn the game, be active and be part of a team. Athletes are assigned to teams by age and ability and are coached by volunteers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of baseball through drills and during games. Activities may be adapted as needed to fit each athlete's abilities. Teams are separated into age divisions for two practice and four game sessions.

Remaining Spots: 29

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

Register
PH - Adaptive Baseball
103677
Sa
May 10
10:00am - 11:00am Paul Henson Family YMCA More Info
X

PH - Adaptive Baseball

Description: For ages 5-30, Challenger Baseball gives athletes with special needs an opportunity to learn the game, be active and be part of a team. Athletes are assigned to teams by age and ability and are coached by volunteers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of baseball through drills and during games. Activities may be adapted as needed to fit each athlete's abilities. Teams are separated into age divisions for two practice and four game sessions.

Remaining Spots: 33

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

Register
VR - Adaptive Baseball
103633
M
May 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm Vivion Road Family YMCA More Info
X

VR - Adaptive Baseball

Description: For ages 5-30, Challenger Baseball gives athletes with special needs an opportunity to learn the game, be active and be part of a team. Athletes are assigned to teams by age and ability and are coached by volunteers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of baseball through drills and during games. Activities may be adapted as needed to fit each athlete's abilities. Teams are separated into age divisions for two practice and four game sessions.

Remaining Spots: 37

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

Register
VR - Adaptive Baseball
103818
M
May 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm Vivion Road Family YMCA More Info
X

VR - Adaptive Baseball

Description: For ages 5-30, Challenger Baseball gives athletes with special needs an opportunity to learn the game, be active and be part of a team. Athletes are assigned to teams by age and ability and are coached by volunteers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of baseball through drills and during games. Activities may be adapted as needed to fit each athlete's abilities. Teams are separated into age divisions for two practice and four game sessions.

Remaining Spots: 35

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

Register
Adaptive Baseball
103821
M
May 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm Blue Springs Family YMCA More Info
X

Adaptive Baseball

Description: For ages 5-30, Challenger Baseball gives athletes with special needs an opportunity to learn the game, be active and be part of a team. Athletes are assigned to teams by age and ability and are coached by volunteers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of baseball through drills and during games. Activities may be adapted as needed to fit each athlete's abilities. Teams are separated into age divisions for two practice and four game sessions.

Remaining Spots: 21

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

Register
VR - Adaptive Baseball
103819
T
May 13
6:00pm - 8:00pm Vivion Road Family YMCA More Info
X

VR - Adaptive Baseball

Description: For ages 5-30, Challenger Baseball gives athletes with special needs an opportunity to learn the game, be active and be part of a team. Athletes are assigned to teams by age and ability and are coached by volunteers. Kids will learn the fundamentals of baseball through drills and during games. Activities may be adapted as needed to fit each athlete's abilities. Teams are separated into age divisions for two practice and four game sessions.

Remaining Spots: 30

Age Range:

Member Fee: 40.00

Non-Member Fee: 40.00

Register