What is Adaptive Aquatics/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.
1 - 2 hours a week
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)