Archive for the ‘AquAbility Swimmers’ Category

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.

Apr 20

Ella’s first swim with AquAbility!

Ella swimming freestyle and backstroke combination.

Feb 27

Cheer on Sochi Biathlon and Nordic Paralympians who have swum with AquAbility!

Dan Knossen, Omar Bermejo, and Kevin Burton are all going to Sochi, and have all swum with AquAbility for cross-training. Please cheer them on and watch the Paralympic events on television.  Here is a video about Biathlon…

Link to Sochi Paralympic Sport Schedule on television:  CLICK TO VISIT

Feb 11

Wood River AquAbility Kids Love to Swim!!

Sacchika, Gisele and Asher playing around after swim practice.

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

REGISTER.DONATION.2013

 

 

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

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