OPAF Earns Swim Grant, Training

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OPAF and the First Swim Clinic have been selected for a U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) swim grant for 2020. This marks the second year in a row First Swim has been honored by USMS for building its adult learn to swim program for individuals with limb loss or limb difference. Funding will be used to launch an ongoing program in Orlando, Florida.

OPAF earns USMS swim grant for 2020.

Photograph courtesy of OPAF.

OPAF associate Emma Durante attended USMS training and is now an adult learn to swim instructor, in addition to a First Swim instructor. The course provided information about the lesson progression to help adults learn to swim as well as helping them get acclimated to the water. The course provided a classroom portion followed by a session in the pool where attendees were able to practice skills learned with a partner. Durante will lead First Swim Clinics in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Maryland in 2020.