iCan Swim Camp

Monday – Friday,
June 22-26, 2019

$100 per person

Moody Family YMCA
6000 Preston Road
Dallas, TX  75205

Session Times: 
8:30 am - 9:15 am (Ages 3-7)
9:45 am - 10:30 am (Ages 3-7)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Ages 8-12)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Ages 8-12)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Ages 8+)  

How It Works: 
iCan Shine’s iCan Swim program is designed to teach individuals with disabilities ages 3 and older the foundation of safely enjoying aquatic environments and promoting as much independent movement in the water as possible! Each swimmer participating in iCan Swim has their unique goals. Goals will range from an introduction to water exploration, learning water safety in aquatic environments, learning to swim, and/or skill refinement in preparation to join a Special Olympics, Paralympic or other swim team. These goals are accomplished in a safe, supportive, inclusive and fun environment with the assistance of volunteers.

Swimmers attend the same 45-minute or 60-minute session each day for five consecutive days (M – F) depending on their age. They will learn to swim and safely navigate aquatic environments while accompanied and encouraged by volunteers. Over the course of the 5-day camp, the individual is gradually introduced to new concepts and challenges as they discover the skill and joy of swimming. For additional information about the iCan Swim program, please visit the iCan Shine website at http://icanshine.org.

Requirements for Participation (Riders must meet ALL criteria below):
• Minimum of 3 years of age
• With a disability (not limited to those with Down syndrome) 
• Able to attend camp all 5 days

All interested participants must complete the Swimmer Registration Form in its entirety and submit with full payment. Session availability and placement is on a first come, first served basis and must follow the iCan Shine requirements for acceptance and session assignment. Early registration and priority placement will be given to DSG members through March 31, 2019. Beginning April 1, registration will open to the public. Full payment is required to reserve your spot, and there are no refunds unless there is a waiting list for your participant’s particular session. You will receive an e-mail confirming your rider's acceptance into the camp along with his/her session time within a few weeks of application submission. Limited scholarship opportunities are available; please contact Samantha Escherich at (214) 267-1374 or samantha@downsyndromedallas.org for additional details and to request a scholarship application.

If you are interested in volunteering as a spotter for our 2019 camp, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form.

Volunteer Requirements:
· At least 15 years old
· Able to attend the same session time each of the 5 days of camp
· Able to provide physical, emotional, and motivational support to assigned swimmer
· Able and willing to physically assist another person in the water

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 iCan Swim camp, please contact Samantha Escherich at (214) 267-1374 or samantha@downsyndromedallas.org.

*Neither, The Moody Family YMCA or Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas will take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in DSG Swim Camp being hosted at The Moody Family YMCA. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers K-12, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.