Thursday, October 1, 2015

HCAC Welcomes Benjamin's Hope!

     Holland Community Aquatic Center is excited to partner with Benjamin's Hope to offer swimming instruction and recreational activities for those with special needs!  We welcomed our first group for swim instruction last Monday and the team had a lot of fun splashing around!
     The group from Ben’s Hope will be returning to HCAC each Monday’s from 12-12:30 p.m. for swim instruction from September 28 through November 16 - a total of 8 lessons. Lessons will take place in the HCAC Instructional Pool.
     There are about 10 residents participating in this Ben’s Hope group, along with 3-5 aides and 3 HCAC swim instructors to provide for safety and a positive experience.
     Our experienced HCAC instructors, Chuck, Brittany, and Jodi are excited to work with the Ben's Hope residents to improve swimming and motor skills, while they enjoy the aquatic environment. Each lesson will be followed by some open recreation time for the group.
     This special collaboration was made possible by a generous donation from the Slenk Family Estate and we hope this to be the beginning of ongoing programming offered for those with special needs.

     "The Ben’s Hope residents are by far the most energetic and excited group we’ve ever had!  If the first lesson is any indication, I think this could become an ongoing program!" said HCAC Instruction and Community Manager, Morgan Haskell.  

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