SWIM: Swimming and Water Instruction Modifications
The S.W.I.M. program began as an adapted swimming lesson program for children with autism or similar conditions. Developed and managed by OT students and faculty, the program offers lessons during the fall, spring and summer semesters at MU. Lessons are typically held on Sunday afternoons at the Mizzou Recreation Center. To learn more about volunteering or having a child participate in the S.W.I.M. program contact the OT Office at 573-884-6365 or TigerOT@missouri.edu. Training for programs such as community recreation facilities is also available.
The University of Missouri Occupational Therapy Department’s SWIM program is now an official USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner!
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. To date, more than 6 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 850 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org.
For information about how to give to SWIM see our giving page.