Programs & Classes

Water Safety & Swimming Skills

5-Day, intensive and individualized, water safety and swim program.

With summer right around the corner, everyone is excited to jump in and splash around in the water. Whether it is a beach, a lake, or a back yard pool, cooling off and having fun in the water is a lifelong pastime and a universal staple of summer fun.  Unfortunately, along with all of the excitement comes an alluring danger that can potentially tempt an unskilled individual in to an unsafe situation.  AutismUp’s Water Safety and Swimming Skills class will provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to obtain the proper skills necessary to navigate the water safely and better respond to unexpected circumstances.  This program is a week long and is administered by a trained and certified adaptive swim instructor and aides to help each individual advance at their own pace and comfort level.

Ages: 3+

Staffing: 1 : 1

Focus: Readiness / Community Program 

Criteria: Participants of all abilities / Open to the public

Goals: 1. Participants learn to be safe around the water

           2. Participants regulate sensory needs through swimming

           3. Participants learn the proper mechanics to navigate the water

Duration: 5 Days (June 24 - June 29)


Webster Aquatic Center

875 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580

Rate: $200

Instructor: Peggy McGowan (WSI, YSLI, CPR)

Participants should choose a session and be able to attend the same time through the duration of the 5-day program:

Available Sessions

Session 1: 9a - 9:30a

Session 2: 9:40a - 10:10a

Session 3: 10:20a - 10:50a

Session 4: 11a - 11:30a

Session 5: 11:40a - 12:20p

Session 6: 12:30p - 1p

Tentative Schedule

Sunday 6/24: Parent/Volunteer Orientation 1p -3p

Monday 6/25: Skills Inventory/Assessment

Tuesday 6/26: Skills Component Focus I

Wednesday 6/27: Safety Day

Thursday 6/28: Skill Component Focus II

Friday 6/25: Progress Assessment

  • $200
  • Jun 25 - Jun 29
  • Session 1 (9a - 9:30a)
  • $200
  • Jun 25 - Jun 29
  • Session 2 (9:40a - 10:10a)
  • $200
  • Jun 25 - Jun 29
  • Session 3 (10:20a - 10:50a)
  • $200
  • Jun 25 - Jun 29
  • Session 4 (11a - 11:30a)
  • $200
  • Jun 25 - Jun 29
  • Session 5 (11:40a - 12:20p)
  • $200
  • Jun 25 - Jun 29
  • Session 6 (12:30p - 1p)
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How to register:

Click here to register for classes and to access the new AutismUp Dashboard. If you are enrolling in classes or are using our new registration system, CampSite, for the first time you will be required to create a new family account before enrolling in any classes/programs. 


  • You will receive confirmation that your registration request was received.  Your registration will then be placed in queue while we process your registration.
  • You will then receive an update email with the results of your registration request. Your request will either be "enrolled, wait listed, or denied with an explanation".
  • A representative of AutismUp will contact you if there are any issues with your registration. 
  • To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Request Form and send the first two pages of your most recent tax return to:  AutismUp, Attention: Program Office.
  • Installment billing is available to all families. Contact for more info.
  • Gift cards are available for purchase and redeemable towards the cost of any class, program, workshop, or special event.

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