First, if you haven't been here before, I'm a father of a child with Autism and I'm competing in the 2012 US Masters Swimming Summer Nationals, and raising money for the Ozark Center For Autism. Go here for my intro blog.
One of my masters swimming team mates works at KU Med, which has been working on a solution to this problem. They are offering swim lessons to kids with Autism at a very affordable, darn near free, rate. Details below.
Training: I took advantage of the holiday weekend. I was back in the pool this morning, and the first swim after Memorial Day means the first swim in a 50 meter pool in a while. It went better than I thought, and was able to push it pretty good, and make it through the whole workout without completely bonking.
|1||900||900||Odd 100s Free Swim Dcnd 1-5|
|0||Even 100s Not free, Mixer|
|12||50||1:00||600||Choice||Odds Kick, Evens Drill|
Now for the info on swim lessons!
Sensory Supported Swimming Program
We are excited announce an opportunity for learning how to swim! KUMC Occupational Therapy Education is partnering with
The children will be learning from swim instructors and therapists who have experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. All swim lessons will be held at Kirmayer Fitness Center, located at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Classes will begin in June and will be scheduled on an ongoing basis. Our goal for the program is to build the swimming capacity for children with autism.
Parents are NOT REQUIRED to swim with their child, but are encouraged to observe their children learn to swim. For more information please contact, Jennifer Tanquary at 913-588-7198 or email her at
The Sensory Supported Swimming Team Autism Speaks to provide the Sensory Supported Swimming Program. We are looking for participants with an autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 4-18 with a true desire to learn to swim! Cost for families is $10 for 8 sessions. Individual and group lessons will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30. firstname.lastname@example.org We are excited and look forward to working with your children to create the best experience possible! .