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Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids

What is Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids?

This program cannot accept volunteers at this time

Participate in gym activities with children who have special needs to help them develop their cognitive, motor, and social skills. Help the students develop autonomy by doing what they want to do, as well as expand their creativity.

How do I get involved?

Just come when you can! Program runs fall and winter.

For questions, email adaptiveaquatics@byu.edu .

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children.


I went to go walk over to the RB for Gym Kids. I noticed one of the buses pull up to BYU, so I waited for the class to get off the bus. I welcomed the kids getting off the bus, and this one girl ran up to me and asked me to be my buddy for the day. She grabbed my hand and wouldn't let me go. I felt like a million bucks.

- Dan Walton

I remember our first gym day back from summer. We hadn't seen the kids in months, but as soon as they walked in, I was bombarded with smiles and hugs. That’s the reason we come and serve, for the smiles and hugs!

-Palakiko Chandler


Available by email at adaptiveaquatics@byu.edu
or at the phone numbers below:

Sarah Pulham, Executive Director
(801) 857-5338

Carson Poch
(801) 664-1131

Emily Serniotti
(813) 455-6841

Ken Flinders
(805) 297-3874

Kirk McKeon
(703) 675-6626

Olivia Demars
(208) 789-4090

Preston Marion
(970) 652-8928




2330 WSC
E. Campus Dr. Provo, UT 84602

Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday - Friday
Closed during devotionals (Tuesdays 11:00-12:00)

(801) 422-8686


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