Enjoy an afternoon at the pool with children and teens with disabilities. Assist children and teens as they splash around or complete a lap at the shallow end of the pool. Volunteers must be comfortable standing in the shallow end of a pool, and working with children.
The session will run from 2:15pm to 4:45pm.
There are towels, showers, and locker rooms at the 92Y. KEEN will also provide swim caps, which is required for the pool. Some volunteers may prefer to bring their own towel and swim cap. We also suggest bringing a lock, change of clothes, and plastic bag for any wet items.
KEEN requires women to wear a one-piece bathing suit or something close to it (e.g. tankini). Bikinis are prohibited as the children may be pulling at you. Given this, we also suggest removing any jewelry (e.g. necklaces, earrings, etc.). You may wear a t-shirt in the pool, but it has to be white so that the dye does not leak into the pool. Some volunteers may find the water cold so you may want to wear a swim shirt.
Afterwards there will be a group happy hour close to the 92nd Street Y.
About KEEN (Kids Enjoying Exercise Now): Empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches. All of KEEN's programs are based on a single principle: pair a trained volunteer with an athlete and let them discover together how much they can do. Programs are all open and unstructured, allowing athletes facing significant challenges to have fun and be successful.
This service project is organized by an alumni club: Greater NYC Spartans.