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THE US AGAINST MS SWIM PROGRAM

A Swimmer is transferred from his wheelchair to the pool by a Hoyer Lift

With the cooperation of the Western Family YMCA, US Against MS has developed and sponsors a swim program for Multiple Sclerosis patients. The program combines elements of aquatherapy and exercise and is available free to qualified participants.

The swimming pool at the Western Family YMCA is available for this program from one p.m. to three p.m. throughout the year each Friday and Sunday with the exception of holidays and special circumstances. Once admitted to the programs, participants may swim on a regular schedule, on one or both days, or occasionally as their own health and schedule permits. Additionally, program participants are invited and encouraged to continue to visit with each other for up to an hour after the pool closes. Refreshments are served at this time.

YMCA Staff and trained volunteers work with the participants while they are in the pool. Although the locker rooms are wheelchair accessible, participants should bring a family member, friend, or other aid should they require dressing room assistance. In addition, participants must provide their own transportation to and from the program.

Swimmers enjoy their time
in the pool

Participation in the program is contingent upon approval by the patient's physician. Any patient interested in enjoying the benefits of taking part in the US Against MS Swim Program should request an application from:

The Western
Family YMCA
8505 Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 747-9622

US Against MS
201 West Padonia Road
Timonium, MD 21093-2115

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