Tuesday, April 5, 2011

CAST: Cortland Adaptive Swim Team

        CAST the the Cortland Adaptive Swim Team. It is located on the SUNY cortland Campus and is a
cross disability competitive swim team that trains and competes year round. The swim team is for swimmers with a disability; CAST teaches individuals with disabilities how to be safe in and around water with a future goal of becoming a competitive swimmer.

     CAST is affiliated with USA Swimming and has a 1:1 coach to athlete ratio. Instructors are SUNY Cortland students with Adapted Physical Education, Special Education, or competitive swimming experience.
I have personally worked with most of the swimmers on the team. We have all different levels of swimmers, some just "learn to swim" and some on the competitive level. At the moment we are testing out a diving program with two of our girls. I am mostly in the water with the kids, writing practices and swimming along with them. It is all about being comfortable and safe around the water. Improvement is the number one goal.
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1 comment:

  1. Jessica,

    CAST is the Cortland Adapted Swim Team.


    John L. Eckhardt, Jr., CAPE
    Founder & Former Head Coach