Archive for the ‘AquAbility Events’ Category

Jul 09

Paddleboard Clinic on super hot Boise day cools Veterans off.

AquAbility enjoyed a second paddle board clinic of the summer on a 103 degree day thanks to a grant from Warfighter Sports and DSUSA and a special thanks to Idaho River Sports.

A great time was had by all!

 

Aug 18

Dara Torres Swim Clinic in Boise a Success!

The Swim Clinic given by AquAbility Honorary Board Member Dara Torres at Boise State University was a fantastic event.  Dara gave a lively talk covering her life as a swimmer through her Olympic experiences, interspersed with training methods, tips for overcoming anxiety in competition, nutrition, and dry land training.  Following her talk, Dara coached the participants in the pool, working on specific drills for maximizing efficiency with body position, and pulling and kicking techniques.  Clinic participants all found the clinic beneficial and fun.  After the clinic, Dara joined with AquAbility participants for a photo opportunity.

Thank you, Dara, for helping raise money for AquAbility Programs!

Jul 07

AquAbility Program Video – Idaho School for Deaf and Blind 2013-14

Check out this video of students at Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding, Idaho over the 2013-14 school year swimming with AquAbility. This program was made possible in part by funds from The Joan Leidy Foundation, to whom AquAbility, and these students, are deeply grateful.

Jun 13

DARA TORRES SWIM CLINIC ~ A BENEFIT FOR AQUABILITY

~ Dara Torres Swim Clinic ~ A Benefit for AquAbility Boise State University Recreation Center 1515 University Drive, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83706, USA

Dara Torres is giving a Freestyle Clinic to benefit AquAbility. Dara is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and the first and only swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games!

Dara will share her knowledge and experiences of competition, talk about training, nutrition, and dry land training, and teach freestyle technique and drills in the Boise State University Recreation Center Pool. Elite USA swimmers and coaches will be assisting Dara.

This clinic is for recreational swimmers, competitive swimmers, and triathletes. Participants in the pool portion of the clinic must be 13 and over and be able to swim 300 yards freestyle.

This is a special opportunity to meet Dara, get autographs, and all proceeds help AquAbility provide swim programs for people with disabilities.

Buy Tickets and Get Information Here

May 28

Swim 4 AquAbility – June 30, 2013 Summer Fundraiser

Come and swim to help raise funds so AquAbility can continue to provide quality swim instruction for adults, youth and veterans with disabilities!

Collect donations and swim in the June 30 Swim 4 AquAbility at Zenergy Health Club.

Click below for Flyer, Registration / Donation form.

 

Swim 4 AquAbility – A Fundraiser

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Swimmers in 2012 Swim 4 AquAbility

May 24

1/4 Mile Open Water Swim – Disability Category

Broadside Harbor Open Water Swims

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 20

Swimming program for veterans: ‘I can do this!’

AquAbility’s Boise State University Program is growing and changing lives. Check out this link for a story/video about AquAbility on CBS affiliates in Idaho from Channel 2 Boise.

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/aquability-198705671.html

Mar 07

AquAbility Swimming Lessons for Youth with Disabilities at Boise State University

AquAbility:        Swimming Lessons for Young People with Disabilities

MARCH 16-17             APRIL 6-7                          MAY 4-5

Who we are:   AquAbility is a non-profit committed to providing recreation through swimming for   individuals with physical and visual disabilities.

What:                Swimming Lessons for Young People with physical and visual disabilities.  Ages 5-17

Where:              Boise State University Recreation Center Pool

When:                Saturdays 4:15 -5:00 pm and Sundays 1:15-2:00 pm on the weekends listed above.

 

For more information and to register:

**Parents and/or Legal Guardians must call Karen Morrison, Director and Certified Adapted Aquatics Instructor and Disability Swim Coach.             208-720-6362

Mar 07

Boise Spring Clinic Schedule

AquAbility Swim Clinics at Boise State University

for Veterans & Adults with Disabilities

 

March 16-17                  April 6-7                          May 4-5

Location:         Boise State University Recreation Center Pool

Times:               Saturdays  5:00-6:00p.m.        Sundays  12:15-1:15p.m.

AquAbility is an Idaho non-profit corporation committed to providing recreation and sport through swimming for people with a variety of physical challenges.  AquAbility is also a Paralympic Sports Club; a division of the U S Olympic Committee, offering community-based sports for adults, youth and veterans with physical and visual challenges.

AquAbility is available to people of all ages who are challenged by a variety of permanent physical restrictions, including but not limited to: paralysis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, visual or auditory impairment, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain injury, and PTSD.

For many people with disabilities, swimming is the only activity they can do without any kind of assistance.  This is a priceless freedom!

No prior swimming experience necessary.

_   _Please call  208-928-6558  or 208-720-6362  to Sign up and for more information ___  

 

Jan 31

Zenergy Health Club Sponsors AquAbility

Here’s a link to a great blog about Zenergy Health Club Sponsoring AquAbility :

http://zenergynews.blogspot.com/2013/01/zenergy-sponsors-aquability.html