A Exciting Aquatic Journal
IJARE Volume 7, Issue 1, February
Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education
Good Chapter on Adapted Aquatic Programming
By Anne Green
Starting an Adapted Aquatics Program
Helpful Tips for Disease Prevention in Physical Activity
Physical Activity & Seizures
Respiratory Exercises Changing Lives
Cooperative Land Aquatic Activities
There are 16 inclusive and cooperative activities
Aquatic supervision for individuals with disabilities.
Adapted Aquatics for a Beginning Swimmer with Asperger’s
Water Fun Book/DVD - Fitness and Swimming Activities for All Ages
A true story about how a young girl with Autism overcomes her fear of the water
Paralyzed Athlete Olympic
As a teenager, Cheryl Angelelli of Fraser, MI, was an up-and-coming swimmer
with Olympic hopes and dreams, until her life drastically changed. On February
4, 1983, while practicing a new racing dive, she hit her head at the bottom of
the pool and broke her neck. The accident left her a quadriplegic and forever
changed the course of her life, but not her dreams.
Angelelli's inspiring comeback story is the focus of a new documentary
entitled, Untold Dreams: The Cheryl Angelelli Story. Untold Dreams chronicles
Angelelli's life, from a teenager struggling to deal with the sudden onset of a
disability, to her comeback as an internationally ranked disabled swimmer and
her dream of standing on the medal podium at the 2004 Paralympic Summer Games in
The Paralympics is the equivalent to the Olympics for elite athletes with
physical disabilities. Over 4,000 athletes from 125 countries competed in the
2004 Paralympic Summer Games in Athens. However, since the United States is one
of the only countries that does not televise the Paralympics, these athletes
accomplishments virtually go unrecognized, their stories, their dreams are
I hope this film helps create more awareness about the Paralympics and
educates society about the many abilities of persons with disabilities not only
in sports but also in life, says Angelelli.
Untold Dreams was produced in cooperation with the Athlete' s with
Disabilities Hall of Fame and the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.
Untold Dreams has recently been released on DVD and VHS. For more
information, or to purchase, please visit
Hello everyone in adapted aquatics
from the ncpad website... the link above will bring you to the link below the photo
NCPAD would like to thank Vicki Clary (American Association for Active Lifestyles & Fitness), JoAnne Suomi, Ann Hughes, Susan Devitt and the program participants at the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education for their support and participation in making this article possible.