The brax Learn2swim program


2019 Dates TBD


Cost is $25 total for all five weeks

5000 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL 60615

Pool and locker rooms are located in the basement of Mettle Fitness


Dare2tri and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are excited to announce the Brax Learn2Swim Program! This is a joint pilot program hosted by both organizations.  

This five-week adaptive swim program is intended to teach individuals with physical disabilities or visual impairments techniques and strategies in the water so they can become confident, independent swimmers. Prior swim experience is not required, but participants must have the ability to become independent in the water. 

There are only 8 spots available for each session—the youth session (ages 6-18), and the adult session (ages 19+). Application for acceptance into the program is required and submitting your application does not guarantee you a spot in this session. Participants will be selected and others will be put on a waitlist and may be selected for future sessions.

Since space is limited we ask that you commit to attending all five weeks. Plus, you will see the most progress in meeting your goals by being consistent and following the curriculum.

If you have any additional questions, please contact

Thank you to our supporters, donors, and Braxton Bokos for raising money to make this swim program possible. 

In partnership with: