Special Swim Scholarships:
When we found Angel Fish Swim Whisperers teacher training, Salty Swim School didn’t have any doubts. We chose swim training specifically to address special needs. Now we offer a scholarship opportunity to give back and offer more to Neurodivergent Swimmers one Saturday morning at a time.
Of course we have a special bond with these swimmers. It’s hard not to fall in love. Neurodivergent swimmers need more to make progress. Often we found they really needed the exercise and a community of friends with similar learning experiences.
Salty Swim School believes everyone who lives here should be safe in the ocean. These sholarships are extremely limited, require parent participation, and are only on Saturday mornings. Please contact us directly for more information
Your $200 donation sponsors a special needs swimmer for one month. Special swimmers are our passion at Salty Swim School, and we’d love to coach more of them.
Alyssa Scholarship Request:
Alyssa is 24 year old. She has a very rare chromosome disorder called Ring Chromosome 15 which impacts her health in many unpredictable ways. Alyssa was very active growing up participating in as many sports as she could just like her older brother. She was developing swim skills on the Special Olympics Swim Team when she came down with a life-threatening case of pneumonia at age 18.
Since then, Alyssa has had many new health challenges which impacts her breathing and stamina. Our family moved from California to Hawaii in 2020 to help her live her best life and be closer to her favorite aunt and uncle. She still tries to participate as much as she can in community activities and sports. She hasn’t had a lot of experience with the ocean although she tried snorkeling and surfing with the special needs groups last year.
At this point, she has shown an interest in swimming but still experiences some fear being in the ocean. On chance, she met up with Coach Victoria during an Ironman event a few months ago and Victoria generously offered some swim lessons to Alyssa to get to know her better and to help introduce her to ocean swimming.
So far Alyssa has shown that she trusts Victoria and follows her lead in ocean. Victoria’s encouraging coaching style assures Alyssa that she is safe in the water. She is motivated to take the risks that are necessary for improvement. In the few sessions she has participated with Victoria, we have seen her grow more and more comfortable in the water. We’re hoping to see her progress continue. Our family is very grateful for this opportunity. Jen, Rich, and Alyssa
All swimmers must be Registered on file to participate.
Please register your swimmer.
To qualify for a Scholarship, we ask for a short essay including any or all of the following……
- What is the swimmers current relationship to water?
- Current swim skills?
- How will swim lessons improve quality of life?
- Swim History?
- Sports Goals?
- Water fears, trauma, challenges?
- Accomplishments, achievements, awards?
- Physical Conditions (IF you want to share)?
- Financial needs, other needs?
- Anything that you want to share about the swimmer so we can get to know them better?
Submit your essay with pictures to SaltySwimSchool@gmail.com. Include pictures. Please remember that these spots are extremely limited right now. Manifest Abundance with me while we open channels for funding every Swimmer with Special Needs because they need more. Salty Swim School is here for it all!
Salty Swim School, LLC
Way more than just Swim Lessons, Salty Swim School LLC teaches Ocean Safety, Water Confidence and Swim Skills… Bringing Breath to Water with Safety, Compassion, and FUN!