County Offers Inclusive Swimming, Water Aerobics Programs at Kahului Pool

June 25, 2010, 2:22 PM HST · Updated June 25, 2:22 PM
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Maui is launching a new pilot program for individuals with disabilities that will offer lap swimming and water aerobics.  The program will be offered at the Kahului Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the month of July, with lap swimming held from noon-1:30 p.m. and water aerobics from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

The program is made possible through the assistance of the State Workforce Development Summer Employment Program which is funding two full-time Inclusion Recreation Aides for the month of July, 2010. County Inclusion Specialist Tara Sabado and the two summer aides will staff the pool programs at each session. Individuals needing help with lifting or hygiene must be accompanied by a personal assistant or support person.

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Kahului Pool offers saline water (instead of chlorine) and two water entry points: stairs and a pool access chair for those who need help entering the water. The pilot pool programs are designed to offer support and minimize safety concerns for disabled individuals.

Due to class size requirements, registration will be limited. Pre-registration is requested so appropriate support devices can be prepared to meet each participant’s needs. To pre-register for both the lap swimming and water aerobic programs, call 270-7979.

(Placeholder image & supporting information courtesy: County of Maui)

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