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Jul 06

New Board Member, Kevin Everett

Kevin has been coaching for over 20 years; building, growing, and learning to be a catalyst for evolving relationships.  He has competed as a professional athlete for over a decade, experiencing events all over the world. He swam in college while being a member of the four time NCAA II National Championships Swimming Team, Oakland University, earning Academic All American and Dean’s List status. Kevin loves to coach and has had the pleasure of working with every age group and ability.  Expanding a love for movement (play) is a fun way to discover more about who we are. Entering his 23rd year coaching swimming he enjoys instilling a love for a sport that can be so rewarding.  He was an integral part of creating and coaching the Youth and Adult Triclub at the YMCA.  Kevin is a Life coach and Author of The Heart of Running.  Today, he uses his experience with motion, energy management, and balancing life to optimize the moment.  Kevin is also currently coaching master swimming at Boise State University. 
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Jun 10

June 2016’s ‘Pay It Foward’ goes to Karen Morrison of AquAbility!

Designed to recognize a person, family or organization who could use a helping hand, this program brings attention to noteworthy causes and also provides them with cash donations. To date, the program has given $45,000 and counting to deserving causes.

 

For more information on the recognition of Karen Morrison and AquAbility, please click the link to KBOI’s news story and video.

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Mar 13

Adventure Club and Aquability!

AquAbility was thrilled to provide two fun-filled swim days for the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind’s Adventure Club at Zenergy Health Club in Ketchum on March 11-12, 2016.  Thanks to Zenergy for providing the pool space, and to AquAbility staff, participants, and volunteers who gave their time to help this group of 15 children have a super time on their Adventure Club swim and ski weekend trip!

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Dec 22

New Board Member Greg Sutton

AquAbility welcomes new Board Member, Greg Sutton. AquAbility is thrilled to introduce our new Board Member, Greg Sutton. Greg has been previously affiliated with multiple non-profits within our community, as well as having worked for various for-profit corporations. In the past, Greg worked at the Treasure Valley YMCA (Health and Fitness Director), at Warm Springs Counseling Center (staff counselor), and for El-Ada Community Action Agency (Housing Programs Manager). Greg has previously volunteered at the St Luke’s MISTY Program, the Idaho Medium Security Prison, and the Idaho Homeless Coalition. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice, and continues to serve on several non-profit committees within the Boise area. Greg has a son who participates in AquAbility.

 

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May 07

Support AquAbility for Idaho Gives

Please support AquAbility on Thursday, May 7 for Idaho Gives. Every donation helps us to continue our aquatic programs for children, adults and Veterans with disabilities. Donate to AquAbility at www.idahogives.org
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Mar 05

AquAbility director participates in international exchange

http://idahobusinessreview.com/2015/03/05/aquability-director-participates-in-international-exchange/

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AquAbility Director Karen Morrison was selected to be the aquatics clinician for the National Ability Center’s Project DPTP in Chang Mai and Nong Kai, Thailand. The goal of the project, Developing Potential and Transforming Perceptions, is to establish sustainable sports programs for youth with physical and developmental disabilities in Thailand.

Morrison was one of 12 trainers and assistant trainers who participated in the first half of the US-Thailand exchange in February. The group conducted two six-day training programs for 150 coaches and 200 youth with disabilities in the adaptive sports of wheelchair basketball, aquatics, table tennis, field games, sitting volleyball and archery.

Morrison’s nonprofit, AquAbility, was founded in 2010 and is based in Boise. The organization offers year-round therapeutic aquatic programs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities in Boise and Ketchum and at The Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding.

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Mar 04

AquAbility Special Olympics Aquatic Team!

It is time to get signed up for AquAbility Special Olympics Aquatic Team!

Please contact Director Karen Morrison for information: kmorrison@aquability.org 208-720-6362 208-336-1876

 

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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!

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Aug 01

Logan loves swimming with AquAbility

Logan is excited prior to swimming and is making great progress relaxing, blowing bubbles and swimming underwater in the pool.

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.