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!
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.
~ 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
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
Logan is starting to swim and move his arms and legs!
Ella swimming freestyle and backstroke combination.
ROBERT LOWE It is with sadness that I share the death of our Robert Lowe. He began swimming with us last year, and had improved so much. He had a goal to swim 70 lengths of the pool in honor of his 70th year. I am sorry he was not able to realize that goal. He was a vibrant part of our swim sessions, and at AquAbility 4th of July parade, Robert helped decorate the float and had his parade wave down pat. I will miss him at practice. He was always funny and witty, and tried his hardest, despite his health challenges this past year. Here’s to you, Robert! We appreciated you completely and will miss you always. ~Coach Karen
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