Free Adapted Family Leisure Swim
The Laugh and Splash program is a leisure swim that takes place in a relaxed and accessible pool environment, established for persons experiencing disabilities and their family members. The program takes place at the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre and the Northwest Leisure Centre. Life jackets are available at the centres in all sizes.
The Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre is home to a roof tracking system and powered lift in the accessible/family change room, and a lift system in the pool area for easier transferring of individuals to and from the pool. The North West Leisure Centre is home to a zero-depth entry pool with a ramp and wheelchair that can be wheeled directly into the pool. There is one multi-use family change room. City of Regina lifeguards will be on-site to supervise the program but are not able to transfer, lift, or reposition individuals. We kindly ask that individuals requiring one-on-one support/assistance please bring an attendant/support person.
To register for a swim time please visit Regina Recreation Online or contact the City of Regina Playline at 306-777-7529 (PLAY).
Red Cross Swim Adapted Lessons
This 1-on-1 Red Cross Swim Adapted lesson is designed for those that experience disability. Instructors will work with participants to support them in meeting their needs and goals. City of Regina staff will be on-site to facilitate the program but are not able to transfer, lift, or re-position individuals. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the City of Regina PlayLine (306-777-7529).
Red Cross Swim Adapted Group Lessons
This Red Cross Swim Adapted lesson is designed for those that experience disability but enjoy being in a group setting. Instructors will work with participants to support them in meeting their needs and goals. City of Regina staff will be on-site to facilitate the program but are not able to transfer, lift, or re-position individuals and we recommend a parent or guardian be in the water for support. For more information, please email email@example.com or call the City of Regina PlayLine (306-777-7529).
Short Breaks is an intergenerational, afternoon program aimed to facilitate community building among older adults experiencing an intellectual disability.
This one-of-a-kind collaborative initiative is striving to respond to the needs of individuals and their families to provide a short break option throughout the week. Short Breaks is designed to be social, with an educational, recreational and creative focus. The program is a partnership between Creative Options Regina, Hopes Home, Inclusion Regina, The City of Regina, coupled with financial support from Sask Lotteries. For more information regarding the registration process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kathy Cockburn at email@example.com.
Inclusive Dance Classes
Everyone should have the opportunity to let loose and dance in whatever way the music moves them, regardless of musical taste, dance style or ability. The City of Regina is pleased to offer the following inclusive dance classes in partnership with Listen to Dis’ and Astonished!
What's Your Style Kids (ages 4 to 10)
Join this class for smiles, fun and something new! This class is open to all kids and is adapted to meet the needs of kids experiencing disability. Instruction is based on a variety of dance culture and movement skills, emphasizing enthusiasm, fun and friendship with an instructor from Listen to Dis’!
What’s Your Style Youth (ages 11 to 17)
Join this uber-creative inclusive movement class. The class led by a Listen to Dis’ instructor is open to all youth and is adapted to meet the needs of kids experiencing disability. Instruction will be led by professional disability artists and will work to cultivate enthusiasm, fun, and friendship for and through the arts!
What’s Your Style Dance Nights (ages 17 and up)
Join us for great music and dance in a friendly environment. This inclusive dance class runs quarterly and is in partnership with Astonished! This class is open to everyone but adapted to meet the needs of individuals experiencing disability. Instruction is based on a variety of dance culture, which emphasizes enthusiasm, camaraderie and smiles! Registration is done through Astonished! or drop by to join in.
Warriors of the Water
Improve your swimming, leadership, teamwork, and lifeguarding/lifesaving skills. Participants will learn the basics of swimming and water safety education as well as first aid skills. Instructors will work with the participants the help them learn and grow their swimming ability with an opportunity to become fully certified as a lifeguard and swim instructor. This program is for Indigenous children and youth in partnership with Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RTSIS). Lessons provided for both Juniors (8-12 yrs) and Seniors (12+ yrs). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for program details or to register call RTSIS at 306-522-7494.