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What if you could work miracles?

img_9738Many children most at risk of accidental drowning are often the same children who don’t have the resources needed to be safe and successful in the water. At One with the Water, we believe everyone should be able to learn the life-saving skill of swimming, particularly the most vulnerable members of our community, and we know you do too.

We also know life with special needs can be unpredictable, challenging, and isolating. That’s why, in addition to our regular infant, child, and adult swim lessons, we developed an Adaptive Athletes program to train athletes from elementary age, through high school and beyond. Our coaches are certified and equipped to manage ADD & ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum, Down and CHARGE syndrome, Sensory Integration Issues, auditory processing disorders, amputation, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, spinal cord injury, obesity, and more. Our mission is to train all our swimmers to be confident, courageous, successful and safe.

Adaptive Athlete Training

When our adaptive athletes begin training, expert coaches assess their unique needs and design a custom training plan to build their awareness and confidence in the water. They learn what success looks like, both in competition, and in life.

In addition, swimming provides measurable health and therapeutic benefits for our special needs community in and out of the water. From better balance and gross motor skills, to improved speech and communication, our athletes are changing their lives by learning to swim. Their risk of accidental drowning plummets by 88%. Being a part of a team reduces isolation and creates positive peer relationships that carry over outside of the pool, and they have the confidence to conquer their fears.

Create Miracles

We know you want to be compassionate, involved members of your community. When you donate to One with the Water, you create real and lasting change in the lives of our adaptive athletes. They are confident, courageous, successful, and safe, thanks to you!

$180 a month provides a child access to the life-changing swim team preparing them for high school and college.

$275 a month teaches a special needs child the lifesaving skill of swimming.

$5,000 provides continuing education and credentialing for our coaches.

$10,000 provides six months of pool access.

img_9764Our partners are at the heart and soul of our community and we want to spotlight your generosity. In return for your generous donation, and support of our athletes, we offer you financial accountability and transparency via GuideStar, representation at live events, and customized marketing campaigns showcasing your generosity via web, social media, and print.

Partner with us today and help us create miracles in the lives of our adaptive athletes.

Thank you so much for your continued support, time, and your investment in the life of our children. For more information, and to answer any questions you may have, please contact me.


~ Coach Kenneth Rippetoe
Executive Director
One with the Water®
ASCA Certified Swim Coach:
Disability Level 3
Masters Level 2
323-364-Swim (7946)
310-694-2579 (Cell)

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