MSU Adapted Swim Camp will be held October 9-13, 2023!

A registration form be downloaded by clicking on the "download registration form button in the upper right.
The camp will have two sessions --

Session 1: Ages 8-12, 8:00-9:00am.

Session 2: Age 3-7, 1:00-1:45pm.

Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. If you miss out on a spot, or don't fit the session age ranges, don't despair, this is an additional offering, we'll be having a full iCanSwim Camp in Spring/Summer 2024 as well. Details about the 2024 iCan Swim Camp will be released soon.

The iCanSwim - Mississippi State Camp was held May 22nd-26th, 2023!

The First Annual iCanSwim Camp hosted by Mississippi State University Kinesiology was heldr May22nd-26th, 2023.

The Department of Kinesiology in partnership with the non-profit charity iCanShine, teaches swimming and water-safety to children and adults with special needs. The Camp was held in Mississippi State’s Sanderson Recreation Center with Dr. Twietmeyer and Dr. Agiovlasitis serving as Camp Directors.

Information on how a camp work are below. Details on the 2024 iCan Swim Camp will be released soon.

The iCan Swim program focuses on helping each participant age 3 and older work toward their individual aquatic goals. Camp staff and volunteers work with campers on learning new swim skills, improving existing skills with a daily emphasis on life-saving water safety skills in and around aquatic environments.  This five-day camp, requires swimmers to attend one 45-minute or 60-minute session per day depending on their age (Sesssion times/ages are below).

Volunteers are needed to work with campers. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be comfortable in the water. Volunteers work one session a day for five days.

An Adapted Aquatics Instructor (AAI) training will also be held in conjunction with the Camp. Those interested in AAI training should contact Dr. Twietmeyer directly to discuss eligibility.

Camper registration costs $100.00. Full scholarships are available to those in need.

The following requirement need to be met to be eligible for the camp:

 Have a diagnosed disability
 Without a tracheostomy
 Minimum of 3 years of age
 G-tube stoma older than 2 months

Sessions are as follows:

Session #1 -- 9:00-9:45am, Ages 3-7.

Session #2 -- 10:15-11:15am, Ages 8-12.

Session #3 -- 11:45am-12:45pm, Ages 8-12.

Session #4 -- 2:00-3:00pm, Ages 8-12.

Session #5 -- 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 13 and Above.

Personal Stories from past iCanBike camps:

"HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Before this week, 8-year-old Grant Burrows wouldn’t even sit on a bicycle by himself. While his friends would ride around for fun, Grant would not join in... To see him on Wednesday, most people would be amazed to see how far he had come so fast.

“It was something that I wanted to be involved with and give something back to the kids,” he said. “The program is unbelievable... Look at the smiles on their faces — how could you not love being here?”


Volunteering is a great way to
assist the camp.


We could not exist without
community support


Registration is open to special needs children and adults eight years of age and older.