SPLASH Program

Special Populations Learn Aquatics with Aggie Students Helping (SPLASH) is a water activity program designed to benefit both Texas A&M University students and the local community.

This program is designed to prepare undergraduate majors in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and other related programs for working with children with special needs. With this intent, the participants must be between the ages of five and 21, the ages that receive public school education. This age group is used to better prepare Texas A&M students for their teaching careers.

During this program, the participants are assigned to an Aggie buddy. This buddy will perform a simple assessment of swimming skills. Based upon this assessment, as well as the participant’s interests, lesson plans are developed to guide each week's activities. At the end of the 5-week session, the parents will receive a progress report, and the participant will receive a certificate of participation. Parents are encouraged to share information regarding their child and family's interests as well as any other pertinent information.

The program is held for two sessions in the fall and two sessions in the spring, and meets for five consecutive weeks. Each session is limited to 12 children.

Date, Time, Location

Fall 2016 Schedule

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

  • Session 1: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28
  • Session 2: March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25

Location

Student Rec Center (Instructional Pool)

Cost

$55 per session

Registration

  1. Register for desired session and pay online
    • Session 1: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28
    • Session 2: March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25
  2. Complete three forms and submit to SPLASH
  3. Submit the three forms to SPLASH by mail at:

SPLASH
4245 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4245

When all forms are received, SPLASH will send a confirmation email. Program schedules will be sent out in either late August or late January to registered members of the program.