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2020 Winter/Spring Youth Programs

From tots to teens, land to water, there is so much to do at Lakeshore this winter and spring. Click the 2020 Winter/Spring Schedule button to see a full schedule, and click the Online Registration button to register your child(ren) for one (or more!) of our weekly programs. Not able to attend each week? Check out our weekend events under the Recration & Fitness tab.

  • Aquatics
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Athletics

Pre-registration is required for all aquatic programs. Age appropriate siblings are welcome in classes where noted. To register, contact Emily Mallard at or 205-313-7467.

Youth One-on-one Services – Age 3 to 18
Must be a Lakeshore member
Private Swim lessons: $20/half hour or six lessons for $100
Personal Training: $25/half hour

Wet Tots – Age 6 months to 3 years
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 a.m.
A parent/child class focusing on strength, flexibility and fine and gross motor skills. Advancement to further programs is subject to participant skill level and instructor recommendation.

Learn to Swim – Age 3 to 12
See Winter/Spring Youth Schedule for class times.
Based on the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program, this class focuses on basic water safety skills as well as developing the fundamentals of swimming in a fun environment. Siblings who meet the age requirement are welcome.

Tadpoles – Age 3 to 12
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Focuses on functional skills, balance, body awareness, movement and socialization in an aquatic environment. Tadpoles is designed to promote independence and expose participants to a variety of activities in which they can continue to do independently. Participants will wear a cervical flotation device. A parent/guardian may be required to participate in the class.

ACES (Active Children Exercise & Swim) – Age 4 to 18
See Winter/Spring Youth Schedule for class times.
This program provides the opportunity to work on functional skills, balance, body awareness and other fundamental movement patterns in an aquatic environment. A small group setting provides opportunities for socialization and functional play.

Advanced Swim – Age 6 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m.
Based on the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program, this class focuses on basic water safety skills, as well as stroke refinement, speed and endurance. Siblings who meet the age requirement are welcome.

Teen Swim – Age 13 to 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Based on the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program, this class focuses on basic water safety skills as well as developing the fundamentals of swimming in a fun environment. Siblings who meet the age requirement are welcome.

Splash N Dash – Age 6 to 12
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1:45 p.m.
A combination land and aquatics program designed for children who are homeschooled. Splash N Dash Land promotes physical activity through recreational activities such as relay races, team building activities, scooter boards, sports, cycling and more in a fun environment. Splash N Dash Swim focuses on water safety skills, stroke development, endurance and more. It is open to all levels of swimmers. Siblings who meet the age requirement are welcome.

Pre-registration is required for youth recreation and fitness programs. To register, contact the staff member listed for each program.

Daily Programs

Fish Out of Water – Age 6 to 14
Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
A land-based program focusing on balance, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, motor skills and body awareness. Contact Lori Watkins at or 205-313-7429.

FRESH – Age 6 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5-5:45 p.m.
A land-based program promoting physical fitness through recreational activities and sports like yoga, cycling, climbing and more. Contact Lori Wakins at or 205-313-7429.

Next Level Fitness – Age 14 to 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:15-5 p.m.
An adapted weight training program for teens that promotes strength, mobility and endurance. Contact John Gautsch at or 205-313-7446.

Regions Climbing Wall
The Regions Climbing Wall is open to all ages multiple times each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Climbers must sign in by 4:30 p.m. Dates are listed at the climbing wall. For more information, contact Kris King at or 205-313-7435.

Events

Mini Super Saturday – Age 3 to 6
February 8 & April 18, 9-11:30 a.m.
Super Saturday – Age 6 to 18
February 8 & April 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Super and Mini Super Saturday is a fun-filled day designed to introduce kids to adapted sports, games and activities. Each child with a physical disability may invite one sibling or friend to attend. To register, contact Lori Watkins at or 205-313-7429.

Paralympic Experience – Age 8 to 18
Date: TBD
Paralympic Experience is a day of learning and play focused on Paralympic sports and ideals. Participants receive entry-level instruction, skill development and have lots of fun. To register, contact Rob Welty at or 205-313-7457.

Lakeshore Foundation offers team (winter) and individual (spring/summer) sports for youth with a physical disability age 6 to 18. No prior athletic experience is required. Youth athletics participants must join or be current Lakeshore members. For more information or to register your child, contact the staff member listed.

Winter Sports (January-March)

Power Soccer (Lakeshore Force)
Mondays: 4-5:30 p.m., Ends March 29
Power soccer is for youth age 6 to 18 with a physical disability. Power soccer players do not have to use a power wheelchair in daily life to participate. In addition to weekly practices, the team competes at two home tournaments during the season. For more information, contact Lori Watkins at or 205-313-7429.

Prep Wheelchair Basketball (Lakeshore Sharks)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:30-6 p.m., Ends March 15
Prep Division wheelchair basketball is for youth age 6 to 13 with a lower limb physical disability. Daily wheelchair use is not required. In addition to weekly practices, the team travels to approximately four regional and national tournaments throughout the season. For more information, contact Lauren Perry at or 205-313-7454.

10′ Varsity Wheelchair Basketball (Lakeshore Lakers)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ends March 15
10′ Varsity Division wheelchair basketball is for youth age 14 to 18 with a lower limb physical disability. Daily wheelchair use is not required. In addition to weekly practices, the team travels to approximately four regional and national tournaments throughout the season. For more information, contact Lauren Perry at or 205-313-7454.

Spring/Summer Sports (April-July)

Lakeshore offers multiple individual sports for youth with all types of physical disabilities age 6 to 22. To register your child for spring/summer sports or for more information, contact Lauren Perry at or 205-313-7454.

Track and Field
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5-7 p.m.

Swimming
Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Archery
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m.