Aqua Buddies

Aqua Buddies is a joint effort with Utica College to combine aquatics, exercise, social skill development and therapy with a recreational approach. This program is designed and run by a therapist and certified water safety instructor. Each child will be paired with a Utica College student. 

Who: Children ages 4-14 
Where: Utica College - 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502
When: Starts Monday, September 24th

Aqua Buddies is not a learn to swim program. Children in  Aqua Buddies  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

Aqua Buddies Application

Download the above application, save it to your computer, fill out and email it to Clare Goldrick at 

If you would like more information, please contact Clare Goldrick at