AquAbility Swim Clinic held at Zenergy Health Club on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
AquAbility director Karen Morrison taught a clinic in collaboration with Higher Ground and assisted by volunteers, Michael, Deb, Heidi, Cal, Alex, Don and Cameron. The 6 women veterans began the clinic with trepidation, and by the end of the hour they had all surpassed their individual expectations. Karen brought them through successive drills and exercises for freestyle and backstroke and by the end of the clinic, the swimmers looked great and the pool was filled with smiles and cheering.
These veterans can take these skills and a newfound comfort level in the water home with them. They all indicated a desire to go home and find a group to swim with. AquAbility has given them a way to find health, fitness, stress relief, and social camaraderie through swimming despite their personal physical challenges.
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