Gym Kids (Adaptive Aquatics)

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Students play underneath a parachute with young children.
What is _____?: 

What is Gym Kids?

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.

 
Gym Kids runs Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00-11:45 a.m. in the Richards Building. On both Thursday and Friday they meet in 146 RB.
 
Note: Adaptive Aquatics has resumed since the RB pool renovation is complete!
 
Program Directors: 

Program Directors

​Joel Marion

(970) 702-3134

Mon 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

 

Palakiko Chandler

(808) 799-5415

Fri 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

 

Cydney Torrez

(678) 206-7094

Tues 4:00 PM-5:00 PM


Ken Flinders

(805) 297-3874

Tues 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

Sarah Barnett

(801) 660-9347

Tues 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Taylor Clark

(816) 838-5920

Tues 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

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. 

Experiences: 

Experiences

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 (2017)

 

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 (2017)