Adaptive Aquatics Pt.2


AGAIN, GET BACK IN THERE AND PLAY MORE. YOU PAY FOR THIS HOUSE, NOW. EXACTLY. THE LEVEL OF YOUR ADAPTIVE AQUATICS PROGRAM IS FREE OVER THE SUMMER FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. JORDAN SEGUNDO IS IN ROCKLAND SHOWING OFF WHAT THEY CAN DO. I WISH I BROUGHT MY SWIM CLOSE I COULD JUMP IN THE WATER AND HAVE FUN WITH HIS KIDS THIS MORNING. THEY HAVE BEEN OUT HERE ALL MORNING LONG. THEY ARE EVEN BRAVE ENOUGH NOW THAT THEY HAVE GOT ENOUGH COURAGE TO GET UP ON THESE DIVING BOARDS. THESE ARE KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TAKING PART IN THE LOVE OLIVIA ADAPTIVE AQUATICS OF THE PROGRAM. THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS THE STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TO GET INTO THE WATER, NOT ONLY GET THAT COURAGE TO JUMP IN, BUT OVERCOME ANY OBSTACLE THEY MAY HAVE. IT ALL GOES AWAY RIGHT AS THEY GET INTO THE WATER. I CAN TELL YOU THE SMILES ON THESE KIDS FACES HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE THIS ENTIRE TIME. IT IS SO HEALING AND SPECIAL FOR THEM. I AM HERE WITH SHELL, YOU ARE ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE LOVE OLIVIA ADAPTIVE AQUATIC PROGRAM. TELL US HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL TO SEE SUCH A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM HERE IN THE ROCKLAND AREA. IT IS AMAZING TO SEE HOW A SMALL PILOT PROGRAM HAS EVOLVED INTO THIS TREMENDOUS GROWTH, WITH INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION IN A SENSORY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT, AND SEE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE INSTRUCTORS AND THE KIDS, IT IS AWESOME. TELL US HOW THIS CAN CHANGE A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, HOW IT CAN CHANGE AND IMPROVE THEIR LIFE. IT AUTOMATICALLY IMPROVES THEIR CONFIDENCE LEVEL. THEY JUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO TIP THEIR TOES IN THE WATER, AND THEN DIVING OFF THE DIVING BOARD, IT IS AWESOME. WE ARE SEEING THEM, WE SEE EASTON ON THE DIVING BOARD. HE HAS BEEN JUMPING IN MULTIPLE TIMES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THIS COMMUNITY. NOW WE WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH TAWANA. YOU ARE PART OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION OUR COMMISSION. TELL US HOW THE COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER TO GET A PROGRAM LIKE THIS OFF THE GROUND. ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT ROCKLAND IS THE PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR CITIZENS. THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM SHOWCASES HOW WORKING TOGETHER WITH CITY SERVICES, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HERE AT ROCKLAND HIGH REALLY EMBRACED THIS. THEY ARE THE ONES BRINGING LIFE TO THIS PROGRAM, HELPING OUT WITH THE KIDS. THIS IS REALLY SHOWING HOW ROCKLAND AS IT CONTINUES THE PROGRESS IS MAKING SURE THAT IT FOCUSES ON ALL OF THE CITIZENS WITHIN THE CITY. YOU GUYS ARE SETTING THE BAR. WE ARE HOPING A PROGRAM LIKE THIS IT’S TO EXPAND ALL OVER THE SACRAMENTO AREA. THAT IS OUR HOPE WE APPRECIATE GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO, RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PROGRAM AND HOW WONDERFUL IT IS AND WE HAVE PARENTS DRIVING FROM ELK GROVE TO BE A PART OF IT IS. HELPING OTHERS REALIZE WE TOO WILL LOVE TO BRING THIS TO YOUR COMMUNITY. COME JOIN US, COME ASK US HOW DO WE GET IT OFF THE GROUND. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. LET’S TO IT. ENTERING MORE SMILES TO THE FACES HERE. I WANT TO BRING IN ASHLEY. SHE IS IN CHARGE OF THE INSTRUCTORS HERE. WHAT HAVE THEY TAUGHT YOU FOLKS HERE. THE STUDENTS HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS. YOU BRING SOMETHING BACK, TOO, RIGHT? I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS. WE GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE TRAINING. A LOT OF THESE KIDS ARE GOING ON SECOND AND THIRD YEARS WORKING IN THIS PROGRAM. SOMETHING THAT IS GREAT ABOUT THIS PROGRAM IS THAT THESE KIDS ARE NOT JUST CYCLED THROUGH SO QUICKLY WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF KIDS IN ONE CLASS, IT IS JUST ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION. THESE KIDS FORM A BOND AND GET CONNECTED TO THE PEOPLE THEY ARE WORKING WITH AND IT IS AMAZING. THANK YOU SO MUCH. BEFORE WE GO, YOU SEE EASTON, RIGHT. SEVEN YEARS OLD, HE IS AUTISTIC. THIS IS HIS MOM, WE WANTED TO SAY YOU HAVEN’T SEEN YOUR SON JUMP OFF THAT DIVING BOARD. HOW DOES IT FEEL, AND WHAT DOES THE GIRL FEEL LIKE SOMEONE LIKE THAT? Reporter: IT’S AMAZING HOW COMFORTABLE HE HAS GOTTEN IN THE WATER. THESE INSTRUCTORS HAVE BEEN AMAZING WITH HIM. WHEN WE GOT HERE TODAY THE FIRST THING HE DID WAS RAN UP AND GAVE HIM A HUG. HE LOVES THE WATER. THIS PROGRAM IT MADE A IS MADE TO PUT HIS DAD AND I AND E SO WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIM QUITE AS MUCH. THIS IS THE LOVE OLIVIA ADAPTIVE AQUATIC SUMMER PROGRAM. THEY ARE FULL FOR THE SUMMER BUT HAVE IT EVERY SPRING AND SUMMER YOU CAN REGISTER. AGAIN, THE ROCKLAND SWIM CLUB IS WHERE YOU CAN GO CHECK THEM OUT.’S THERE YOU GO, RINGING SMILES TO THESE KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HERE AT THE ROCKLAND AREA.

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