Posts Tagged ‘Idaho’

Jan 24

AquAbility Congratulates Omar Bermejo on his Biathlon Races at Paralympic World Cup

AquAbility sends a hearty congratulations to Omar Bermejo for his great races at the Paralympic World Cup in Cable, Wisconsin.

Omar swims regularly with AquAbility for cross-training when he is at home in Sun Valley, Idaho.  We look forward to seeing him race January 31 for another National Paralympic Biathlon/Nordic skiing race event.

 

Jan 24

Boise State University AquAbility Veteran Program Making Waves

AquAbility offers swim clinics for Veterans and adults with disabilities every 3-4 weekends at Boise State University.  The Veteran program is growing!  

Here is a collection of videos showing the swimming progress of some of our Boise participants who have become ardent AquAbility participants.

Oct 14

AquAbility assists with Higher Ground Water Sports Camp

AquAbility assists at the Higher Ground Water Sports Camp for injured veterans, August 6-13, 2011.

Karen worked with 7 veterans and their spouses on the waterfront for a wonderful week at Lake Petit.  The veterans enjoyed a week in the beautiful Idaho wilderness in this week organized and run by Higher Ground.  AquAbility is happy to be part of this therapeutic recreation program helping the wounded veterans and their wives participate in and accomplish skills in a myriad of water sports including swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, tubing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and a team water sport challenge at the end of the week.

“Spending an entire week with the veterans was such a rewarding experience.  I was grateful to be able to help these veterans with physical and psychological injuries not only overcome their fears, but to find success and a feeling of accomplishment.  My heart was touched deeply over the course of the week; frowns turned to smiles as these veterans challenged themselves, made friends, opened up, and shared through laughter and tears.  Water is healing, and allows a venue in which these veterans can face the difficulties they have returning to life after being injured serving our country. Swimming is a great stress reducer and affords gravity free exercise for challenged bodies.  I’m happy I can help people with challenges find a way to be healthier and reduce stress in their lives through swimming.”   ◆ Karen Morrison

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Jun 23

Dara Torres – Honorary Board Member

We are pleased to announce that Dara Torres has accepted the invitation to be an AquAbility, Inc. Honorary Board Member.  She took some time during her short week vacationing and training with the local Zen Master swim team to stop by an AquAbility practice. We will be watching Dara as she trains for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, which will be her 6th Olympics.  She is in amazing shape and we all send her our best wishes as she focuses on her goal.