Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM EST
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Greater Annapolis YMCA 
1209 Ritchie Hwy
Arnold, MD 21012

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Shannon Majoros 
RISE for Autism 

Sensory Friendly Family Swim Event 

Join us for a sensory friendly family swim generously sponsored by the Greater Annapolis Y! Space is limited to maintain the sensory friendly atmosphere and both pool areas are covered. Two sessions available: participants 12 and under 6:00PM-7:15PM (THIS SESSION IS FULL) and participants 13 and up 7:30PM-8:45PM. 

Important Information Before You Register:

1.  A parent/guardian must accompany EACH participant.

2. There is a swim test policy which operates off a "red", "yellow", "green" band system.  Anyone under the age of 16 is required to test (or opt-out and receive a "red" band). Parents/guardians will not need to take a swim test.

GREEN: One length of the pool and float for 15-30 seconds and tread water for 1 minute. This band will allow the child to go anywhere in the pool.

YELLOW: Be able to swim half the pool and float on back unassisted for 15-30 seconds. (Can swim freely in 5ft of water or less)

RED: non-swimmers (all non-swimmers must be accompanied in water by a parent/guardian who remains within one arms reach)

All swimmers need to have a parent/guardian at minimum, on the pool deck. If they are Red or Yellow band, they will need to be in the water.

3.  The Y has puddle jumpers and lifejackets for anyone who has a red band and unable to touch.  Additionally, the indoor pool is usually prefered for non-swimmers.

4.  It is not necessary for the participant to be toilet trained, please just use a swim diaper with bathing suit over the diaper.

5.  There are male and female lockers rooms, as well as two family restrooms in the pool area.

6.  A "Guest Registration Form" must be completed for each family - this form will be emailed to you one week prior to the event.  You must bring completed form to the event.