Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids
What is Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids?
Participate in gym and pool activities with children who have special needs to help them develop their cognitive, motor, and social skills. Help the students improve their autonomy by involving them in creative and enjoyable activities during their time on campus.
How do I get involved?
- Email email@example.com to let the leaders know you're interested in participating. You may attend the activity even if you have not received a reply.
- Meet the group at the RB before the activity to get directions (after you have completed the online training mentioned below.)
- If you have questions, you may contact a program director using the information found in the Contact Info tab.
Volunteers commit to 1-2 hours a week.
This program usually runs Fall and Winter Semesters every Thursday and Friday from 11:00-11:50 am. Meet in Gym 156 or at the pool deck of the Richards Building.
Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program.
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.
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!