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Philosophy Statement

     Phillip Conatser

This site is dedicated to:

-- improving the quality of aquatic programs for individuals with disabilities.  I believe all individuals with disabilities should be provided appropriate aquatic opportunities, instruction, and accessible facilities. 

-- presenting information on current medical, recreational, and educational adapted aquatic intervention techniques for individuals with mental, physical, sensory, and/or health related impairments. Further, demonstrations, practical hands-on applications, adapted aquatics theoretical models, approaches, and strategies will be presented.

-- showing developmentally appropriate and generalized variety of movement concepts and fundamental aquatic skills to promote aquatic readiness and safety. Basic aquatic programming will allow participates to successfully learn a variety of aquatic skills in a safe aquatic environment. 

-- introducing aquatic physical fitness concepts that will more actively and successfully sustain participation at schools, homes, and community aquatic programs. 

-- explaining comprehensive information on aquatic rehabilitation, aquatic sports, and aquatic recreation programs. 

-- offering Disabled Sports Organizations opportunities and demonstrate how laws affect the aquatic environment for individual with disabilities.

-- increasing an awareness of and a desire to promote inclusive aquatics programs for individuals with mild and severe disabilities. 


****Please email me any additional information .... thank you :)

Contact Information

Phillip Conatser, PhD, CAPE

Associate Professor

University of Texas RIo Grande Valley                                            

College of Health Affairs

Department of Health and Human Performance

80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, TX 78520

Office: (956) 882-5701

Cell: (956) 561-1825


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