HOW ARE SESSIONS FORMATTED?
Sessions at TheraSWIM are scheduled as standing appointments. This allows you to have the most flexible options around your child’s specific needs. Whether you would like them to attend therapy every week for the near future, 2 x’s a week for 1 month while they recover from a surgery, or any variation, TheraSWIM has an option for you. The most common choice is to attend one session/week at a consistent day/time (ex. 9:00 on Mondays). While the length of participation is flexible, prior notice is requested before discontinuing to allow for another child to fill the appointment time.
We also now have a clinic space in Windsor as well, which houses our administration and land-based visits for kiddos that don’t have another land-based provider.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Getting started is EASY! Just email email@example.com or give us a call at 970-400-9914! You can also fill out the “contact us” form on the Contact page. We hope to hear from you soon!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS AND AQUATIC THERAPY?
There are MANY differences between adaptive swim lessons/water safety classes and aquatic therapy. The main differences are who provides the services and what the goals of the sessions are.
Adaptive swimming lessons are lessons designed to assist children with special needs in learning how to swim. Many children with physical, sensory, or learning differences need a unique approach to swimming instruction that meet their individual needs. Often, safety and independence in the water are a primary focus of these lessons. At TheraSWIM, these lessons are provided by qualified swimming instructors with experience teaching lessons and working with children with special needs. All swimming instructors are required to complete the SwimAngelfish Methodology certification. Water Safety Classes are specialized adaptive swimming lesson with a functional, safety focus modified specifically for children at risk of eloping, wandering, or entering water without safety awareness.
Aquatic physical or occupational therapy is skilled therapy treatment that is medically necessary. They are provided in the water by a licensed physical or occupational therapist. This is a specialized type of physical or occupational therapy that has many benefits for different populations of children. The focus of aquatic therapy is on improving a child’s motor abilities, range of motion, balance, strength, sensory regulation, and core stability through therapy intervention using the amazing properties of the water. There is a growing body of research that show that children receiving aquatic therapy make faster gross motor gains than those with land-based therapy alone! Check out the Aquatic Physical or Occupational Therapy page to find out more!
WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS/INSURANCE OPTIONS?
Aquatic Physical or Occupational Therapy: TheraSWIM accepts Medicaid and Colorado Access (CHP+) for physical and occupational therapy services. We are out of network with all private insurance companies. We accept payment with cash, check, or credit/debit/HSA card at a significant discount for same day payments (auto-pay). If requested, we will provide an invoice for you with the information needed if your insurance company has benefits eligible for out of network providers. It is your responsibility to verify insurance benefits for your child. You may also be able to use your Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for services. Many families utilize Family Support and Services Program (FSSP), Restricted Funds, or other program funds to assist with payment for Aquatic Therapy services. Financial aid may be available for a limited number of patients for a set period of time.
Adaptive Swimming Lessons/Water Safety Classes: TheraSWIM accepts the CES waiver for Water Safety Classes. For adaptive swimming lessons, we accept payment by credit or debit card. Once you register, we request your credit card number to enter in our system. The system is very secure and once the card is entered, our team does not have access to the account number or information. We will charge your card on file by the following Monday of each week when your adaptive swimming lesson take place.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE POOL?
The pool temperature varies at our different pools from 86-92 degrees. We strive to provide the most comfortable environment possible!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We currently have 6 locations that we rent pool space from:
The AmericInn Hotel Pool in Windsor, pool temp around 88-90 degrees (Monday-Friday)
Comfort Suites in Fort Collins, pool temp around 86-88 degrees (Monday-Tuesday)
Private Pool in West Greeley, pool temp around 90-92 degrees (Tuesday-Thursday)
Mountain View Aquatic Center, pool temp around 90-92 degrees (Thursday)
Comfort Suites in Johnstown by Scheels, pool temp around 86-88 degrees (Friday)
Holiday Inn in Firestone, pool temp around 86-88 degrees (Tuesday-Wednesday)
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE POOL?
Make sure to bring a swim suit, towel, and swim diaper if needed (children who are not potty-trained MUST wear a swim diaper when in the pool). Your child may want to bring goggles or other items that they are comfortable with. We should have all the equipment needed and will let you know if there is anything else you need to bring specifically for your child.
WHAT ARE YOUR SESSION DATES AND WHAT ABOUT HOLIDAYS/WEATHER?
TheraSWIM operates year-round, but does take an average of 4 weeks off per year (mostly during holidays and at the start/end of the school year) to allow families time to rest, spend time together, and celebrate! Snow days will be assessed on a case by case basis and the therapist/instructor will contact you regarding whether or not therapy will occur. The Spring schedule for 2023 will run from 1/2/23 to 5/26/23 for aquatic therapy and 1/9/23 to 5/19/23 for adaptive swim.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2023
January- Therapy restarts 1/2, Adaptive Swim restarts 1/9
February- In person training for all staff with Swim Angelfish 2/18
March- no breaks
April- no breaks
May- Adaptive Swim ends 5/19, Therapy ends 5/26, All company break 5/27-6/5
June- Therapy and Adaptive Swim restart 6/5
July- OFF 4th of July
August- Therapy/Adaptive Swim end 8/11, Therapy restarts 8/21, Adaptive Swim restarts 8/28
September- OFF Labor Day 9/4
October- no breaks
November- Thanksgiving break 11/22-11/24
December- Christmas/New Years break 12/23-1/1