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Adapted Aquatics – DropZone Waterpark
Individualized instruction to develop water safety, swimming, and social skills in a safe environment. This brand new program is designed to provide individualized instruction for individuals with disabilities in the Inland Empire.

Apple Valley Recreation Department “Special Apples”
Lena Quinonez 760-240-7000 ext. 7883
Special Needs swim lessons at the Civic Center Park Aquatic Center for 18 and under, and “Special Apples” Family Pool Night on the 4th Saturday of the month from 4-6 during June, July and August.

Aquatic Zone
1138 E. Sixth Street, Corona
(951) 739-4300
Operates two pools both located in Corona. Indoor swim lessons at a heated indoor pool. Offers private lessons and has experience with special needs children. Group lesson class sizes do not exceed four students. Family Time swim Friday nights. Offers a free trial swim lesson and a special rate for children with autism. Visa, MC, cash and checks.

Casa Colina
255 East Bonita Avenue, Pomona
(909) 596-7733 x4200 or 1 (800) 926-5462
Splash Zone- (ages 18 months to 4 yrs) and Get Swimming (5-12 yrs). Therapeutic swim program designed for children with special needs between the ages of 18 months to 12 years. 8 week session focuses on basic water safety, breath control, submersion and water comfort, basic locomotion and motor planning and social group participation.

Fontana Park Aquatic Center 
(909) 854-5111
15610 Summit Ave., Fontana
Are we open year-round? Yes, the Fontana Park Aquatic Center is always open! Come visit us for lap swimming, aqua aerobics, swim lessons or recreational swim.

Schurkman Lil Sharks

Jared Schurkman

(951) 751-4391


Facebook: Schurkmanlilsharks

12 years of experience teaching children with ASD to swim. ABA therapist working with children for four years.

Special Olympics
Held in Central Riverside, Desert, Fontana, Mojave, Rebels, Temecula
February – June
Because of the wide array of swimming events offered, it is appropriate for a range of ages and ability levels. Swimming competition events are based on a variety of strokes. An athlete with Down syndrome who has been diagnosed with Atlanto-Axial Instability may not participate in Butterfly events, Individual Medley events, diving starts or diving.

Loma Linda
LLU Drayson Center and LLU PossAbilities have teamed up to present an adaptive swim program. This program is designed for swimmers and non-swimmers with special needs of all ages! The goal of this program is to teach participants an understanding of water safety and develop new swim skills.

SwimSafe Aquatics

(951) 226-7562


32335 Lindenberger Rd. Menifee, CA 92584

We offer year-round swim lessons in our customized salt water lesson pool, which is heated to 92 degrees. We use a combination of sand, salt and copper ion technology to keep the pool clean, without the use of harmful chemicals. We have over 25 years experience & a passion for teaching. We specialize in the Swim Float Swim method and have been highly trained by the best in the business, Including the originator of the Swim Float Swim Method. We are highly trained and specialize in teaching children with Special Needs

Temecula Community Services
Learning to swim is for everyone. These classes for participants with special needs will focus on basic water skills and water adjustment to help participants gain confidence in the water and improve kicking and stroking ability.

Autism Society Options Policy

This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.

All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.