Sportables Swimming Experience

I participated in the Sportables program through the swimming events during my time in physical therapy school. With Sportables, I attended a meeting to discuss the overall concept of the program, what is offered and how people in the community can help. One way people can help is volunteering. In attending some of the swimming sessions, I would be paired with a swimmer and we would exercise in the pool in varying ways based on the ability of the swimmer. This felt similar to rehab in the sense that, not all of our patients are able to exercise on lab and the pool is often a great option for people to exercise in, if land based exercise is not possible. Helping people participate in a sport and feel involved in a community was a very rewarding aspect of volunteering through Sportables.

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