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Parent & Me Program

      "Baby Sharks"

Freedom Aquatics is pleased to announce its new Parent & Me program in partnership with Denise Uttaro DeRosa/PT, DPT and Alayna Quattrocchi/MS, CCC-SLP TSSLD.

A unique and innovative program geared towards:

  • Introducing your child to the pool

  • Working on basic swim skills

  • Having fun while encouraging motor and speech development

  • Learning from experienced and qualified  instructors

  • Children with all needs

  • Children ages 6 months to 3 years of age

  • Located at one of the warmest pools on Staten Island

Sundays 9:00am-9:30am

March 10, 2019 - April 14, 2019.

6-week session

On Your Mark

475 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301

Classes developed and taught by:

Denise Uttaro DeRosa/ PT, DPT, has her certificates in Adapted Aquatics, Water Safety Instruction, CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, and USA Swimming Coach. She has been doing private swimming lessons for over 10 years and worked with many organizations doing contracted swim lessons. Denise is also a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and currently works with children with special needs in the NYS Early Intervention program.

Alayna Quattrocchi/ MS, CCC-SLP TSSLD, has her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology with a certificate of clinical competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a NJ Certified Special Education Teacher and NYC DOE Certified Teacher of students with speech and language difficulties. Alayna has 5+years of experience working with children with special needs of all ages.  She also spent 3+ years working with these children in an adapted aquatics setting.

 

'Baby Sharks" General Information:

  • Session will run for 6 weeks beginning March 10th, ending April 14th.

  • Each class is 30 minutes from 9am-9:30am.

  • On Your Mark pool is one of the warmest on SI.

  • Be sure to dress yourself and your child in a bathing suit. You will need flip flops and towels. Be prepared to get wet!

  • Children MUST wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

  • No personal toys allowed in class.

  • There will only be 1 adult allowed in the pool with the child. Additional family members / visitors will be allows to view from outside the pool deck as space permits.

  • On the waiver you can note 3 adults who are allowed to be with the child in the pool. For consistency, we encourage the same parent to be with the child in the pool each week.

  • You must hold your child’s hand the entire time when on the pool deck to enhance safety.

  • You can enter the pool deck directly from the locker rooms,

  • There is no family locker room, only same sex locker rooms. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of each family.

  • Upon arrival, please check in with the Freedom Aquatics administrator.

  • For additional questions/concerns please email at Admin@FreedomAquatics.com