The Special Needs Swim Team provides swimmers with special needs an opportunity to participate in an organized program that promotes improved fitness and social interaction.   We see a wide range of abilities in our program, and try to cater to what the swimmers need and can do.  Some swimmers need one on one attention to keep them on task, while other swimmers can be led from on deck and work well in a small group.  Other than being able to swim 25yds without stopping, there is no formal requirement, and there is no requirement regarding stroke technique.  



Lead Coach Katelyn Paige, has over ten years of experience working in the New Canaan Public School system as a Special Education teacher at the New Canaan High School, and is a former competitive swimmer.  Coach Katey is joined by her husband, and Head Coach of the Mako Swim Club, Jason Paige.  Jason is in his twenty fourth year of coaching and has a strong understanding of the fundamental skills that all swimmers should work to develop.  Jason also has a degree in Physical Education and has experience with Adaptive Physical Education.


$40 per month - (september through March).  Swimmers must be a Greenknoll YMCA member


Please contact Jason Paige at 203-775-1077 or by email at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about the program. 


Thursday - 6:00-6:45pm in the outdoor/ bubble pool.