Kenneth Rippetoe has a Disabled Swimming Coach Certification to further assist the needs of All Disabled Swimmers.
*Update: As of 2019, Coach Rippetoe has achieved the Level 5 Disability Certification,
Coach Kenneth Rippetoe Completes Disabled Swimming Coach Certification
Coach Kenneth recently completed his requirements to become certified as a Disabled Swimming Coach under the ASCA certification program. “ASCA Certification is designed to identify and recognize professionally prepared coaches on a national level.” ASCA, standing for American Swimming Coaches Association, represents all certified coaches who undergo five intensive coaching course levels to master the certification. Coaches who undergo this program are very serious about their coaching education, because this extra credential expands their knowledge and resources to teach disabled youth and adults how to swim. Teaching disabled swimmers of all levels requires time and dedication, and Coach Kenneth has demonstrated his passion in becoming a determined coach.
Coach Kenneth Rippetoe, Executive Director for the non-profit organization, One with the Water, is now able to use his certification education to benefit students with special needs. His knowledge will allow him to continuously provide specific and goal-oriented swim programs for disabled individuals, including those diagnosed on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, sensory integration, anxiety, Down and CHARGE syndrome, auditory processing disorders, and dyslexia. The disabled swimming programs focus on identifying the potential of the disabled swimmer and their ability level in order to provide the best opportunities for improvement and development. Together, Coach Kenneth and his team work hard to develop a customized disabled swimming program for each individual and set achievable and realistic goals.
Working with a certified instructor is advantageous for disabled swimmers, who are given the opportunity to compete in disability-specific events while improving their overall motor coordination. The result is two-fold: students are able to advance their swimming skills while increasing their chances of becoming competitive swimmers. What is competitive swimming? Competitive swimming with a disability is a sport that is not only officially recognized at the Summer Paralympic Games, but also at disabled sports competitions throughout the world. Joining One with the Water will give disabled swimmers who wish to compete an opportunity to participate. Swimmers will be classified and grouped into sport classes by their physical impairment and the degree of activity limitation resulting from the impairment.
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Kenny is a baby Bottlenose dolphin, of the genus Tursiops, one of the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin. He is very playful and friendly and loves to frequently leap above the water surface. Kenny plays with water toys, enjoys making bubble rings, and plays well with other dolphins or other animals.