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Feb 18

AquAbility Chosen to be Activity Providers at No Barriers Summit 2019!

Jan 29

AquAbility 2019 Board Members

Aquability is excited about new members to the Board of Directors. The Board is committed to working the mission of AquAbility to improve the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic aquatic programs and instructor training.Pictured left to right:Michael Humphrey, Kim Ingraham, Kelly Iacovelli, Gundy Kaupins, Aurelie Bayer-Boloix, Karen Morrison, Jason MacDonald, Breanna Vanstrom, Shelley Davis, Lisa McClain.

Jan 29

AquAbility Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities Certification Course May 18-19, 2019

AquAbility Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities Certification Course

May 18-19, 2019         Saturday 8:15am-5:15pm.         Sunday   8:30 – 4:30pm.

Classroom 7.5 hours and Pool 7.5 hours plus Written Exam (take home)

Pre-Approved for ATRI 15 CEU credits

Pre-approved by NCTRC 15 CEU credits

Boise, Idaho – Two location(s) Boise State Rec Center and AquaTots Swim School, Eagle.

Cost $575

Prerequisites: Necessary experience for certification includes verified 50 hours working with people with disabilities in an aquatic setting, and demonstrated ability to swim 500 yards freestyle.

The AquAbility Certification Course acknowledges your skill and experience. It goes beyond basic adapted aquatic instruction. You will learn about disabilities both physical and cognitive, and learn skills to work safely with people who have these disabilities in the water.

The course provides skill training for both therapeutic and recreational aspects of aquatic instruction for people with disabilities. The AquAbility Certification Course will prepare you with skills to use when working with infants, children, adults with disabilities of all kinds.

To register and for more information.  

Dec 27

Article in Challenge Magazine

Dec 10

AquAbility on Idaho Speakeasy – Radio Boise

Oct 18

Idaho Speakeasy Radio Boise features AquAbility










Matt Turner and Jared Cozby, of Radio Boise interview Executive Director/Founder Karen Morrison and Katie Martin-Stutzman, Program Director of AquAbility to share with the community about what this unique non-profit organization is doing to help people with disabilities in Idaho.



Oct 15

AquAbility Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities Certification Course

AquAbility Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities Certification Course September 29-30, 2018      Boise, Id AquAbility Certified 11 new instructors at the 15 hour, 2-day training which includes 7.5 hours classroom and 7.5 hours pool time and hands-on experience in the pool. It was an opportunity to share skills, ideas and learn and practice techniques. The course was held at Boise State University and AquaTots Swim Schools in Eagle. Another course will be taught in May, 2019. 

Oct 15

AquAbility Therapeutic Aquatics Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN

AquAbility Staff travels to Minnesota to teach Certification Course July 17-19, 2018   University of Minnesota 

Jul 12

AquAbility Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities – Certification Course

AquAbility Gives Certification Course in Togus, Maine. June 5-7, 2018

Executive Director Karen Morrison, Program Administrator Katie Martin-Stutzman, and staff members Olivia Langs and Taylor Colleran traveled to Maine to teach AquAbility’s Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities certification course. This training was part of a Disabled Sports USA collaborative effort with the Togus VA Medical Center and Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.

Jun 12

AquAbility participant Jenny Gatehouse loses her fight against Parkinson’s

Jenny Gatehouse, a long-term Ketchum local, passed away at her home in Cold Springs on April 30, 2018. She was 56 years old.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Gatehouse; mother, Jean Gatehouse; and brother Keith Gatehouse. She is survived by brother Ian Gatehouse and sons Sam Hebert and Wil Hebert.

    After graduating from New England College in New Hampshire, Jenny left in 1984 to follow friends to Ketchum. Jenny delighted in the area’s outdoor opportunities. She was an avid downhill snow skier, water skier, bicyclist, tennis player, hiker and runner. She loved river trips and camping in the summer and snowshoeing, playing hockey for the Fury and cross-country skiing during the winter.

    Jenny best loved having a full house of family, friends, neighbors and lots and lots of kids. Old friends and new were always welcome and kept the house full. Raising her boys was the crowning joy of Jenny’s life. She taught them to ski and skate and enrolled them in every sport of interest with hockey at the top of the list.

     Jenny was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease in 2001. Jenny battled the debilitating effects of the disease mightily. It didn’t matter how fatigued or weakened she became, she engaged. Her muscles failed her and she sought adaptive equipment to support her body. Jenny took advantage of all the therapeutic recreational programs the valley offered, including Swiftsure Ranch’s therapeutic riding program, AquAbility swimming program and Higher Ground’s ski program.

    It was during this time that Jenny found so many new and amazingly true friends who would selflessly assist her to carry on with the activities she loved. Her love for her boys gave her the strength to live with her disease without bitterness, and she had a gratitude for every day that she shared with them.

    Parkinson’s may have taken her physical body, but it never took her hope or joy or laughter. Jenny’s energy, love, those incredible memories are all here and remain—in particular with her boys.

    The memorial is pending sometime in 2018. Visit for more information and to share memories.