2024 Winter/Spring Youth Activities

A collage of four photos: a girl in a sports wheelchair catches a large frisbee while a group of kids look on, a member of the Lakeshore Typhoons youth swim team gets ready to start a race, a group of kids and adults play a game facing each other, a girl on the Lakeshore Force youth power soccer team passes the ball.

Registration for our 2024 Winter/Spring Youth Programs is now open! Youth daily aquatics, recreation and athletic programs are open to Lakeshore members ages 6 months to 18 with a physical disability, chronic health condition or visual impairment. Please contact for more information regarding youth aquatics and for more information regarding recreation programs. Download our flyer below for more information.

Download Winter/Spring Youth Flyer

Register for Winter/Spring Youth Programs

Session 1: January 8 – March 21
Session 2: April 1 – May 9

Aquatics

Youth One-on-one Services – Age 3 to 18
Private Swim Lessons and Personal Training:
$30/half hour; 6 sessions for $162; 12 sessions for $300

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
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-1:45 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.

*Splash N Dash – Age 6 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-1:45 p.m.
Focuses on water safety skills, stroke development and endurance.

Tadpoles – Age 3 to 12
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-3:45 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
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30  p.m.
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, 4-5 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.

Recreation

Kid Power – Age 6 to 14
Mondays, 5-5:45 p.m.
A land-based program featuring fun recreational and fitness games geared toward increasing endurance, strength, balance and motor skills.

*Splash N Dash Land – Age 6 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-12:45 p.m.
Promotes physical activity through recreational activities such as relay races, team building activities, scooter boards, sports, cycling and more in a fun environment. No previous athletic experience required.

Mini Movers – Age 3 to 6
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-2:45 p.m.
Features activities that improve socialization, strength, agility and endurance with a goal to improve overall fine and gross motor skills and increased physical endurance. Participants will engage with a variety of land-based activities that may include scooter boards, parachutes, movement exploration and more.

*FRESH – Age 6 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m.
A land-based program promoting physical fitness through recreational activities and games to encourage movement. Games will be PE style with adaptations as necessary.

*Age appropriate sibling(s) are welcome.

Athletics

Have questions about our sports programs? Contact Lauren Perry at for basketball, Emily Mallard at for swim team, and Lori Watkins at for power soccer. 

Power Soccer – Age 6 to 18
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. (January 8 – April 24)
Power soccer is for youth with all types of physical disabilities. 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 home tournaments during the season.

Swim Team – Age 6 to 18
Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m. (Year Round or seasonal)
Competitive league for youth with all types of physical disabilities and siblings without a disability. In addition to weekly practices, athletes may compete at local, regional and national meets.

Prep Wheelchair Basketball – Age 6 to 13
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m.
Competitive league for youth with a lower limb physical disability. Daily wheelchair use is not required. In addition to weekly practices, the team competes in home, regional and national tournaments throughout the season.

Varsity Wheelchair Basketball – Age 14 to 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Competitive league for youth with a lower limb physical disability. Daily wheelchair use is not required. In addition to weekly practices, the team competes in home, regional and national tournaments throughout the season.

Special Events

Pre-registration is required for the following events. For more information, please contact Lori Watkins at or 205.313.7429.

Youth Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 6 (5-6:30 p.m.)
Youth and their families are invited to kick off the holidays at our annual holiday party. Participants will enjoy holiday inspired crafts and activities, a hot chocolate bar, our annual snowball battle and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Register here.

Youth Hunting Weekend – Ages 6 to 18
January 26-28
Open to youth with a physical disability and a parent/guardian. The hunt will be on the accessible property of Outdoor Friends Forever in Kellyton, AL. The weekend includes four hunts, shooting competition and other activities. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Super Saturday – Ages 6 to 18
Saturday, February 10 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Super Saturdays are fun-filled days designed to introduce kids to adapted sports, games, and activities. Each event has a different theme Participation is open to members and non-members with a qualifying condition, but each participant must be able to function independently in a group setting. Each child may invite one sibling or friend to attend.

Family Fun Night
Friday, March 15 (5-8 p.m.)
Family Fun nights are designed for the whole family to participate together in a variety of games and activities that encourage movement. Games may include family versus family match ups or kids versus parents in PE style games with some friendly competition.

Paralympic Sports Challenge Day – Ages 6 to 18 
Saturday, April 27 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
A day full of learning and play focused on Paralympic sport and activity. This will be an event with entry-level instruction, guidance and fun.