Special Needs Aquatics


Click here for the Special Needs Aquatics - Sign Up Form Summer 2019


Description: This program offered at the Munster High School Aquatic Center/Jon Jepsen Pool (I Entrance) began in the summer of 2015 (5th Year).  There will be a focus on improving the five components of physical fitness often using the non-weight bearing environment the water provides.  We will incorporate various pool/swimming equipment into the activities.  Those five components are: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility/range of motion, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition.  We believe this program is advantageous for those individuals with physical, mental, and emotional needs.


Program Lesson Breakdown (40-60 Minutes): 1st 10-15 Minutes = Water Aerobics/Swimnastics Focus, 2nd 10-15 minutes = individual/small group needs, 3rd 10-15 minutes = Fitness Swimmer Activities, 4th 10-15 minutes = open/lap swim, organized games, free time, etc. (we will also include basic swim lesson techniques into our program)


Requirements: We will attempt to use the shallow four foot area of the pool as often as possible however participants should be able to swim comfortably in water that is deeper than they are tall.  A parent/guardian is required to attend/observe at all sessions.  We are working on getting special needs student-assistants from the school year and possibly swim team members to assist in the water as well.  Everybody should bring their own swim suits, towels, goggles, and swim diaper for incontinent children.  Each participant must be 5 years old by June 1st.


Instructors: Mat Pavlovich (Swim Program Coordinator, MHS Swimming Coach), Sandi Kurowski (Physical Therapist), Anna Nasinska (MHS Girls Assistant), and student assistants (lifeguard supervision)


Time and Cost: 11:00-Noon, $40 per two weeks = 4 sessions or about $10 a session (checks payable to Munster High School)

Weeks: Week of June 3rd/Week of June 10th, Week of June 17th/Week of June 24th/Week of July 8th/Week of July 15th

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays (High School and Middle School Ages/10 participants)

          Tuesdays and Thursdays (Elementary and Middle School Ages/10 participants)

*We will have our chair/lift available to help individuals both into and out of the water if needed. 


For any additional information contact:

Mathew Pavlovich
Teacher, Physical Education
Girls & Boys Coach, Swimming
Swim Program Coordinator

219-836-3200 ext. 3504
219-836-3224 (Fax)