Special Needs Program

In 2005 we started a program to provide a swimming opportunity for special needs children AND service hours for our 11 yr old scouts. It was a pilot program for 8 weeks to earn 8 hours of service BUT it became so popular that we have continued it. Special Needs children that are kindergarten to 16 are invited to participate in the program. Each swimmer needs to have a buddy in the pool with them.......we also provide a facilitator in the water during each session. We help to teach the buddies, who then teach their swimmer. It is based on learning through play and stretching the ability of the swimmer. Sort of like teaching them to swim without them knowing ! It has been a huge success for all involved. This is also a year round program and the kids come once a week. There is limited availability in this program. THIS PROGRAM RUNS ON VOLUNTEERS. THEY NEED TO BE 11 AND OLDER, BOYS OR GIRLS, AVAILABLE ONCE A WEEK THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.

Super Swimmers

This program launched a year ago and has been quite successful.  We have about 10 special needs kids that are swimming well enough to compete in the adaptive swim meets.  You will need to try out for this team and be deep end safe to continue.  Space is limited. 


VOLUNTEERS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THIS PROGRAM AS WE ARE UP TO 10 OR 12 KIDS.  THEY SWIM TWICE A WEEK ON WEDS AND FRI FROM 5:30 - 6:15.  PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT WITH THIS PROGRAM.



Woman Donates Afternoons to Teach Special Needs Children to Swim 

July 6, 2013 

https://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=25887451


Pleasant Grove Woman Teaches Joy of Swimming To Special Needs Children

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/pleasant-grove/pleasant-grove-woman-teaches-joy-of-swimming-to-disabled-kids/article_d2b4277f-2610-5d08-b743-b9d0957cee04.html