Gym Kids (Adaptive Aquatics)

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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, including their creativity.

Gym Kids runs Thursday 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 will resume when the RB pool renovation is complete.
Program Directors: 

Program Directors

​Joel Marion

(970) 702-3134


Palakiko Chandler

(808) 799-5415


Cydney Torrez

(678) 206-7094

Ken Flinders

(805) 297-3874


Sarah Barnett

(801) 660-9347


Taylor Clark

(816) 838-5920


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



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)