Adaptive Programs

The YMCA of Snohomish County recognizes the need for quality adaptive programming for community members with disabilities. These programs help people gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, socialize and work with others, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are led by qualified, trained individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. 

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Adaptive Swim Classes

During the adaptive swim classes, the parent is in the pool with the child if needed. They are joined by a swim instructor and an occupational therapist that rotates throughout the class.

The class is limited in size to ensure quality, focused time with each child. Please contact the Aquatics Director of your branch to inquire about the availability of adaptive swim lessons.

Adaptive Cooking

Adaptive cooking is designed for individuals aged 16+ who require additional assistance to be able to participate.


Make and exchange cookies for the holidays with your friends. This is an adaptive class for older teens and young adults to enjoy social time together, while working as a team to follow cookie recipes, decorate cookies, clean-up and share the wonderful things each team made together.




Mondays, November 27-December 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm


Monroe YMCA Nutrition Center


$15 (plus $25 participant if applicable)


Eva Gantala, Adaptive Programs Coordinator

360 804 2166


Adaptive Open Swim
The First and Third Saturday of the month, the Marysville YMCA opens its pool to all families and children with special needs. $2 per participant. Gender-neutral locker rooms available 6:15-7:45 pm.
Adaptive Karate
All abilities welcome. The class will focus on the development of the student’s personal integrity. Designed to inspires confidence, physical fitness, self-discipline and focus. Escapes and protection is taught but the class does not include aggressive techniques or sparring. Parents are encouraged to participate along-side their child and provide necessary assistance during class. This is not a drop off class without prior approval.

Isshinryu karate taught, an Okinawan style that does not use any kicks above the knee.


Adaptive 7 +


Saturdays, November 18 - January 6 from 12:15 -1 pm (no class Nov 25, or Dec 23)




Monroe YMCA Group Exercise Room 1


Eva Gantala  at

Additional Information:

Uniforms not required but encouraged and can be purchased online for under $15.

About the instructor (Sensei) Annie Goldwyn:

7th degree black belt with over 20 years of experience. You can contact her directly to answer questions regarding the class at or 425 244 9963


Miracle League Baseball

The Rotary Club of Monroe formed the Miracle League, a youth baseball team co-sponsored with the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA, for children who need extra help in order to participate.

Many of our players have physical and cognitive challenges. These kids have never had the opportunity to do the exciting things every kid should get to experience. Miracle League offers these children an opportunity to suit up in a uniform, step up to the plate, and enjoy playing the game of baseball. Volunteers buddy with each player to ensure their safety and maximum participation.

It is a dream most of them would not be able to realize as members of a traditional youth baseball league.


4-99. We play three games.

4-12 play at 9 am

13-19 play at 10:30 am

20+ play at  Noon

Schedule adjustments are made to accommodate players and families.   Request adjustments at the time of registration.


Saturdays, April 7-June 9 (No Healthy Kids Day, April 29,  Memorial Day weekend, May 26)


Monroe Rotary Field

276 Sky River Parkway

Monroe, WA 98272


$15 Facility Members

 Program Members pay an additional $25 Program Fee


Eva Gantala at 360 804 2165


Miracle Team Bowling

Miracle Team Bowling takes place at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood. There are ramps available and bumpers in the gutters. Those who need assistance are provided with a buddy. Price includes two games anf shoe rental.

Miracle Team Basketball

Miracle Team Basketball is designed for those who need additional assistance in order to play. Everyone gets a chance to play - coaches and buddies are on the court to assit and keep players safe.

SNAP: Special Needs Aquatic Playtime

Each Sunday noon-2 pm, the Monroe Y opens its pool to all families and children with special needs. Free of charge, adults 18 and over need to show photo ID.

SPIN & Fit

A unique dance party designed for those with special needs. This one of a kind event features a performance by “Voices Of The Village” and is sure to encourage fun, exercise and friendship in a safe, positive environment! All participants are also invited to dance their way to fitness with ZUMBA®.

Third Thursday of the month at the Marysville Y. $5 per participant, pre-registration not required. Donations of pre-packaged cookies and treats requested. Volunteers graciously accepted!

Dance Party: 4:30-6:30 pm
ZUMBA®: 7-8 pm

Contact Ronda Hardcastle with questions on this program at 360 651 1605

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Next Sessions:

Adaptive Swim Lessons
Ongoing. Contact your branch Aquatics Director for details, or browse our program guides.

Every Sunday at the Monroe Y
Noon-2 pm

SPIN & Fit
Last Thursday of the Month at the Marysville Y
Dance Party: 4:30-6:30 pm
ZUMBA®: 7-8 pm

Adaptive Open Swim
First & Third Saturday of the Month at the Marysville Y
6:30-7:30 pm

Miracle League Baseball
April 7-June 9 with Memorial weekend off 
Saturdays - Monroe Rotary Field



Eva Gantala (Monroe Branch)
Adaptive Program Coordinator
360 804 2165


Scott Ballenger (Marysville)
Diverse Ablilites Trainer/Coodinator
425 210 9111