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Disabled Children need Swim Partners in Palo Alto!

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ORGANIZATION: Special Needs Aquatic Program

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Swim with us! Our beautiful children with disabilities need swim partners!

SNAPkids - Special Needs Aquatic Program is a community-based swimming program for children with disabilities. By volunteering it means a swimmer can participate! Our special swimmers rely on our volunteer helpers to create the fun and the magic each week. You must be at least 15 years old (young adults to retirees are welcome), a strong swimmer, and have a playful nature. We provide training and guidance. Come have fun with us in the pool! : )

Our special swimmers range from 1 - 21 years old and have physical and/or developmental challenges such as cerebral palsy and autism. You will be paired with a swimmer and another volunteer to create fun activities to meet the needs of your swimmer. Training and support are provided, leadership opportunities are available. Bring your happy self to the pool each week. We hope that you build a special relationship with your swimmer as SNAPkids is often a highlight of the week for our swimmers and volunteers.

We ask that you commit at least one hour per week, (more are encouraged) for at least one seven week session. Our classes are currently on Saturdays in Palo Alto. As our swimmers do better with consistency and we give preference to volunteers who can commit to more than one quarter. It's great fun for all! : )

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About Special Needs Aquatic Program

Location:

P.O. Box 120, Berkeley, CA 94701, US

Mission Statement

SNAPkids strives to empower children with special needs.

Description

SNAPkids - Special Needs Aquatic Program is an accessible and inclusive swimming program for children with disabilities. SNAP strives to help kids with disabilities, swim, build self-confidence, and have fun while our highlighting abilities, respect, and more inclusive communities.


CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sun Jan 07, 2024 - Sat Mar 09, 2024

WHERE

3412 Ross RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303

(37.42835,-122.11649)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Swimming
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • We require a minimum of 1 hour/ week for one 7 week session minimum. Classes meet on Saturdays from 12:30-3:30pm.
  • You must be a capable swimmer, enjoy children, be open minded and have a playful nature.

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