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Mar 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: 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!


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.


Jun 13


~ 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.

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Jun 04

Swim 4 AquAbility 2014 June 22 at Zenergy Health Club in Ketchum

Help raise money for this great cause and enjoy swimming at the same time! Swim at Zenergy June 22 between 11-4:00pm. If you are not available to swim on that day, complete your Swim 4 AquAbility at your leisure at any pool and on any day you desire, and turn in your donations by June 30th.

Information and Registration Form Downloads Swim 4 AquAbility A Fundraiser

Registration & Donation Form 2014

Apr 20

AquAbility: Logan is swimming!

Logan is starting to swim and move his arms and legs!

Apr 20

Ella’s first swim with AquAbility!

Ella swimming freestyle and backstroke combination.

Apr 11

Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind AquAbility Video