Aqua Buddies

Aqua Buddies combines aquatics, exercise, social skill development and therapy with a recreational approach. This program is designed for children ages 4 to 14 with special needs and is run by a recreation therapist and certified water safety instructor, with two life guards on duty.

Children in the Aqua Buddies program experience many benefits, including:

  • Developing core muscle strength, large muscle strength and coordination
  • Promoting cognitive processing of multi-step directions
  • Providing an opportunity for relaxation and respite
  • Providing an opportunity for continuous motion of large muscle groups and motor exercise
  • Building individual strengths for self-esteem
  • Promoting positive interactions through social experiences
  • Introducing water safety skills
  • Developing leisure and physical activity skills

If you are interested in receiving an Aqua Buddies application, or would like more information, please contact Patty Sidoran at 315.789.4006 or