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Welcome to Adapted Aquatics Program
Classes for adults and children with disabilities
to master aquatic safety and swimming skills

The Park Authority's award-winning Adapted Aquatics is an individualized swimming and water activity program for adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities. This success-oriented program is designed for those who are not yet ready for the inclusive environment of standard classes. Adapted Aquatics aims to develop basic swim skills in a structured setting with support from trained volunteers who work one-on-one with students. The only requirement for volunteering is a willing heart and a commitment to a class series of eight or 10 weeks. You don’t have to be an expert swimmer; all you need is to be comfortable in the water.

Leeann David, Adapted Aquatics Program Manager


Welcome to Fairfax County's Adapted Aquatics Volunteer training Program. We are currently offering a set of at home information session to be completed at your own pace. We are excited to offer volunteer shifts at the following pools: Audrey Moore, Cub Run, Lee District, Oak Marr, Providence, South Run and Spring Hill. You will need to complete this three step process at home and then contact The Program Manager or Volunteer Manager to schedule your first day at the pools!

  1. Please read this powerpoint.
  2. Please complete this workbook.
  3. Please fill out personal information contact here .

Once you have read the PowerPoint, completed the workbook and submitted your personal contact information to us. You will be ready to visit the pool of your choice. On your first day in the water, we will most likely have you mentored by veteran volunteers or shadowing the instructor of the class. You will be guided through our water activities and routines. Once this is completed you are ready to join our ranks and empower the lives of our students. Thank you so much for your time and effort! We can't wait to see you at the pools!
Program Manager: LeeAnn David: 703-324-8565 : Leeann.david@fairfaxcounty.gov
Volunteer Manager: Cindy Sbrocco: 703-321-7081: Cynthia.Sbrocco@fairfaxcounty.gov



The Ziegler Family


The Ziegler Family
Adapted Aquatic Program’s
2013 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

The adapted aquatics program recognizes the Ziegler Family of Centreville, as our Outstanding Volunteer(s) of the Year. The family has had at least one child volunteering with this program at Cub Run RECenter since 2006. Six of the eight Ziegler children have volunteered with the adapted program, (the oldest two were already away at college when the program started at Cub Run). We would like to thank Michael, Ashley, Matthew, Missy, Greg and Carolyn. They are there every week on time, display a positive attitude, and ready to help with the classes. The adapted aquatic instructors know that the program wouldn't work without the consistent help of the Ziegler family at every single session. This family truly demonstrates the spirit of service, and we thank the entire family for the many, many hours they have given to this program. Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler, we thank you also for providing us with such a great team of volunteers!


Free RECenter facility use, free RECenter classes, Family Discount Pass. Active RECenter volunteers who maintain an average of four hours of service per week, or three weekly classes per class session as an Adapted Aquatics assistant, can use their RECenter’s general facilities free of charge. Volunteers who have served a minimum of 32 hours and maintain an average of eight hours of service per week, or volunteer as an Adapted Aquatics assistant for four weekly classes per class session, are eligible to take one free FCPA class per session on space available basis.

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