Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids

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

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.

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 156 RB.
Note: Adaptive Aquatics has resumed since the RB pool renovation is complete!
Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Cydney Torrez

Executive Director

(678) 206-7094

Mon. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ken Flinders

(805) 297-3874

Mon. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 


Sarah Barnett

(801) 660-9347

Thurs. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Carson Poch

(801) 664-1131

Tues. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Kirk McKeon

(703) 675-6626

Tues. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 


Preston Marion 

(970) 652-8928

Wed. 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM


Sarah Pulham

(801) 857-5338

Tues. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter


Time Commitment 

1 - 2 hours a week



How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

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

For questions, email


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