SPLASH (Special Populations Learn Aquatics with Aggie Students Helping)

Address
4245 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Brazos County
Contact Information
Email: 
gtyson@hlkn.tamu.edu
Phone Number: 
(979) 845-3109
General Information
Service Description: 

Special Populations Learn Aquatics with Aggie Students Helping (SPLASH) is a water activity program designed to benefit both Texas A&M University students and the local community.

This program is designed to prepare undergraduate majors in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and other related programs for working with children with special needs. With this intent, the participants must be between the ages of 5-21, the ages that receive public school education. This age group is used to better prepare Texas A&M students for their teaching careers.

During this program, the participants are assigned to an Aggie buddy. This buddy will perform a simple assessment of swimming skills. Based upon this assessment, as well as the participant’s interests, lesson plans are developed to guide each week's activities. At the end of the 5-week session, the parents will receive a progress report, and the participant will receive a certificate of participation. Parents are encouraged to share information regarding their child and family's interests as well as any other pertinent information.

The program is held for two sessions in the fall and two sessions in the spring, and meets for five consecutive weeks. Each session is limited to 12 children.

Resource Type

Advocacy, Support Groups and Legal Services
Daily Living and Behavioral Supports
Health and Medical Services
Recreation and Leisure
Keywords:
special need, teaching careers

Eligibility Requirements

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Session 1: February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24 & March 3
Session 2: March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14 & April 21

Age Groups Served:
Adult
Languages Accommodated: 
English
Fee Structure: 
No discounts available
Payment Types Accepted: 
Check
Fee Structure Details: 
$55 per session
Non-Profit Status: 
Non-Profit