Swimming Lesson for those with Special Needs


SAGUARO AQUATICS IS OPEN!!! We are currently offering Privates and Semi-Private lessons at this time, with Health and Safety Protocols in place. For more information on our Sonoran Dolphins Swimming Lessons program please watch this video. For more on the Health and Safety measures we are taking please view the short video below. Hours of operation are Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm. Call or email – thank you!.

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Saguaro Aquatics Health & Safety Protocols

Saguaro Aquatics has transformed the way we offer Swimming Lessons to ensure the Health and Safety of our staff, clients and swimmers. Spaced seating, controlled facility traffic flow, enhanced HVAC systems for increased fresh air ventilation, pool sanitation is checked hourly, cleaning: seating, handrails, teaching equipment, bathrooms, changing rooms and all common touch surfaces. Watch this 1 minute video for more information on how we have evolved our Swimming Lesson program.

Saguaro Aquatics provides Tucson families with swimming lessons specifically designed for children with special needs. The SONORAN DOLPHINS swimming lessons program is adapted from Saguaro Aquatics’ swimming lesson curriculum. This has produced a unique water safety and swimming lesson curriculum that allows children with autism and other Special Needs to learn and experience so much more than swimming. The water and learn to swim experience are the vehicle by which these special children learn.

Our staff are trained in Adaptive Aquatics. Using behavior and sensory therapy we teach swimming safety skills and improve the overall quality of life for children and their families. After receiving the child’s Assessment Form and completing the introductory lesson the instructor will customize the curriculum for your child so they may achieve their goals. The student’s current therapy providers are encouraged to participate in the curriculum development and goal planning. We consider ourselves a SUCCESS when our special needs aquatics program students are safe in and around the water, AND if possible, assimilate into traditional group swimming lessons. 


5302 E Pima St, 85712

The Registration Fee per family, per calendar year is $35. Private Swimming Lessons are $40 per half hour lesson, charged by the month (5% sibling discount, applies to private lesson fees, does not apply to semi-private lesson fees). Start anytime. Enrollment and lesson fees are based on the calendar month. We pro-rate lesson fees for mid-month starts. The lesson fees you see in the Class Listing tables below reflect a full month of lesson fees for the current month. Our office will pro-rate for mid-month starts prior to processing  your payment. If you see a different price for a different day of the week, this is due to a difference in the number of that specific day of the week in the current month (for example, in January there may be more Mondays than Fridays).

Enroll online by clicking the "ENROLL" link in the preferred Class Listing below. If you don't see a time that works for you please email or call our office.


Lesson schedules for next month are posted on the 16th of the current month.