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The MSU Adapted Swim Camp will be held May 20-24, 2024!

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

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

Session 2: Age 3-7, 10:15-11:00am.

Session 3: Age 13-Adult, 11:30am-12:30pm.

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

Session 5: Age 8-12, 3:30-4:30pm.

Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

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

For media coverage of the 2023 iCan Swim Camp click here.

The Department of Kinesiology's MSU Adapted Swim Camp, following iCanSwim methodology, teaches swimming and water-safety to children and adults with special needs. The Camp will be held in Mississippi State’s Sanderson Recreation Center with Dr. Twietmeyer serving as Camp Director.

Information on how a camp works is below:

The MSU Adapted Swim Camp 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.

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.

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

 

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?”


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Registration

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