SPECIAL OLYMPICS AT THE YMCA

Aquatics Team

The Aquatics Team is in the final stretch of the season and coming up on the Summer Games! The Summer Games are in June, and our athletes practice every Sunday afternoon to prepare.

Registration to train with the team for the 2016-17 school year will begin on July 1. Here’s the process:

Step 1: Visit www.soct.org/get-involved/become-athlete/.

Step 2: A parent/guardian must complete an Athlete Medical Form, an Athlete Release Form and the Athlete Interest Form. These forms are required and are valid for 36 months. Email or deliver all completed forms to jjaronko@westporty.org.

Step 3: Register your child with the YMCA by phone: 203-226-8983; Online at www.westporty.org/register; or in person at the YMCA’s Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport.

For more information about the Special Olympics Westport-Weston YMCA Aquatics Program, contact Jay Jaronko at 203-226-8983 or jjaronko@westporty.org. To find out more about Special Olympics Connecticut, please visit www.soct.org.

Coming This Fall…

We are planning to add Special Olympics programming at the YMCA this fall. At this point, the conversation is leading us to add a basketball program. If you are interested in participating, or if you have other suggestions about what we should offer, please contact Jay Jaronko at 203-226-8983 or jjaronko@westporty.org.

Donate Today

Part of the philosophy guiding Special Olympics programming is that the cost of the program does not fall to the athletes’ or their families. We rely on the generosity of the community at-large to provide quality staffing, equipment, and facilities for our athletes. With your help, we ensure that our Aquatics Team can continue to practice year-round, and it also allows us the ability to add more programs and services to youth and adults with special needs. Ultimately, our goal is to provide an adaptive option for every program we offer at the YMCA.

If you would like to be part of the group that ensures our athletes’ the ability to be a part of a team, please consider donating by clicking on DONATE NOW.