The RBAC offers programs for special needs swimmers of all ages.
The Stingrays swim team is for kids with special needs, ages 6-17 years old. This program focuses on stroke development, endurance, strength and overall health, and provides opportunities for individual instruction and team building. The program includes swimmers with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, attention deficit disorder, cerebral palsy, motor planning problems, weight issues, lack of coordination and more, to develop their competitive swimming abilities, social and physical health.
The Stingrays host special events and competitions at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. They compete against two other special needs teams. The Stingrays also host social gatherings, including a summer barbecue, practice swim meets, fundraisers, and a holiday party.
The Mantarays swim team swim team is for adults with special needs. They focus on stroke development and strength training, and use this focus as a tool to build endurance, and for weight loss and weight management. Adults with special needs are at a higher risk for obesity and eating disorders. With proper training, nutrition workshops and the supporting social network of the team, they fight to combat this growing trend. The Mantarays also attend special events and competitions hosted by the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center and other social gatherings with the Stingrays including a summer barbecue and holiday party.
The Anderson Adventure Camp H2O welcomes all children with special needs to this thrilling camp packed with art activities, sports games, field trips, swim lessons and more. With a ratio of 2 to 1 and a maximum of 10 per group, children receive constant support and supervision from trained and experienced instructors. Parents may create their own schedule by picking the days they want. Camp is for the month of August only.
Website: Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Phone: (626) 564-0330 x409, x419, x417
Location: 360 N Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103 (just south of the Rose Bowl) (map)