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Fight Social Stigma in Sport

Para-Olympics. The Invictus Games. The World Para-Athlete Championships. This guy, Hector Picard, a double amputee competing in the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. Inspiring, right? We watch and cry and applaud the courage, heart, and determination on display from these...

Macy’s Shop for a Cause – Join our team to be a hero.

We just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our friends. You are our most important resource, and we need your help now more than ever. You can be a hero for Nicole. Nicole was born healthy. For seven years, she was a normal, happy vivacious girl – until the...
Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge

Coast2Coast 2017: Help us prevent drowning!

Drowning kills ten people A DAY. Does get your attention? It should, because drowning is preventable. Highest risk of drowning And do you know who is most at risk? There are two groups with a disproportionate risk of drowning. First, are the children and adults who lack the...
Floortime

Engaging Children Using Floortime.

Close your eyes and imagine this scene with me. You are in a coffee shop meeting one of your dear friends. You have some exciting news to tell them. Only as you are talking, they seem distracted. You think, “Are they even listening?” You may want to directly ask them this, but...

Your Brain in the Pool: Neuroplasticity

When I was in elementary school, my family lived across from a fitness center. With a pool inside, you can bet that my sister and I were making daily trips. Walking through the middle of our front yard gave us a direct path from our front door to the entrance of the center. It...

Occupational Therapy: Fun and Games (Part 3)

The Benefits of Fun and Games When you sign up your child for swim lessons or attend a swim lesson of your own, you may expect to continually be swimming and working on your strokes. It is easy to get upset when you see your child playing around with a ball under the water or...
therapy swimming

Occupational Therapy and Swimming: Part 1

(We’d love for you to meet Mariah; we are so happy and blessed to have her at One with the Water!) Hello, my name is Mariah Anderson, and I am an occupational therapy student at Creighton University in Nebraska. I will graduate from the program this May, 2017, with a...

Autism Spectrum and Communication Solutions for Children

As parents, teachers, and coaches, perhaps our biggest job is learning how to communicate with our children. It may seem simple – but with four kiddos at our house, it is anything but. See, our four have BIG emotions. And they all speak a different nonverbal language. It is has...