Piranha PALS

Thank you for your interest in the Piranha PALS program!

 PALS stands for "Persons with Autism who Love to Swim"

We are fortunate to receive a grant from Autism Speaks which allows us to provide FREE  Private Swim Lessons to persons with Autism.  The amount of funding varies from quarter to quarter.  We are forever grateful to the Salem Community Center for the use of their pool to run the program as well as the generous members of the Salem Community donate each quarter to cover the cost of using the pool so that we can serve more persons. 

Swim lessons are provided on a first come, first serve basis each quarter we receive the grant.  Community members interested in the program should complete the waiting list. 

Currently we are operating on a 2-quarter wait. Once you signup on the waiting list, you will receive more information about lessons, the waiting list, and how to sign-up for lessons if you want to pay out-of-pocket to begin lessons immediately.

To signup for the waiting list, choose "wait list" from the dropdown menu under PALS



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Our Mission:

To employ the sport of swimming to develop a culture of inclusion, build community, and provide opportunities for all people to benefit from a lifelong love of aquatics.


A child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach to swimming

Whether you are looking for recreational, competitive or private lessons, we have a place for your child.


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