Adaptive Programs


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Adapted Physical Activity for Kids

The Adapted Physical Activity for Kids (APAK) program offers children 4-14 years old with special needs the opportunity to gain independence and health benefits in an encouraging and understanding environment.  Children are paired one on one with a volunteer who will work toward pre-determined movement and social goals in a 50 minute session on Fridays during the academic year. 
The program was founded by Dr. Lisa Daroux-Cole and is currently coordinated by Heather Leitner, B.Sc. Kinesiology.     Please contact Heather with any questions hmleitne@ucalgary.ca

Private Swimming Lessons - Child Adapted

Working with a certified water safety instructor, children with a variety of needs will work on items from the Red Cross Adapted Swim programs. Instructors will work one-on-one with children and their families to provide a fun and safe learning environment.

Adaptive Gymnastics

This exciting 45-minute program is designed to introduce children with special needs to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Our preschool programs are designed to lay a strong foundation in basic gymnastics which is beneficial for any future sports children may participate in.