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3 SEASTARS Head to Paralympics, UWF Swim Team Visits, Special Olympics Gold and

 

Please help SEASTARS send Abi, Dolon, and Anthony to Augusta Georgia for their first Paralympic Swim Meet!
https://www.gofundme.com/zj5b4ed8

Exciting News! The 1st 3 SEASTARS ever are Headed to a Paralympic Swim Meet Oct 24-25

SEASTARS will be taking their first 3 swimmers to a Paralympic Swim Meet in Augusta GA October 24th&25th. Abi (14) will be classified Friday October 23rd for her Physical Disability (Cerebral Palsy) and Dolon (9) and Anthony (13) were just Nationally Classified as S14 Swimmers for their cognitive disabilities through Athletes Without Limits. This is an amazing opportunity for Abi, Dolon, and Anthony. We need help raising funds for the travel, lodging, food, and swim meet expenses. Please help make this dream a possibility for these 3 SEASTARS Swimmers. With your help we are truly helping make a difference for children one stroke at a time!
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Congrats to SEASTARS Swimmer, Gavin Ward (9), for earning a gold medal in the 25 free and a silver in the 25 back at the Special Olympics State Competition in South Florida October 2-4th! Way to go, Gavin! We are REALLY proud of you!
SEASTARS isn't just for competitive swimmers. Piper, 2 1/2 years old, has Down-syndrome. She has been talking lessons once a week since June. Even though she has a long way to go to be swimming on her own, she is now walking independently, blowing bubbles, kicking with her feet and pushing with her arms. Her spacial awareness has increased along with her physical stamina and over all strength. At SEASTARS, we are not Therapists, but a lot of our clients see therapeutic improvements and feel that SEASTARS is just as much an important part of their children's improvement as ABA, OT, and Speech. So Proud of Piper! Here she is working on going up the ladder after lesson.
Watch Piper Climbing the Pool Stairs CLICK HERE!
Dolon
Help Send Abi, Dolon, & Anthony to The Paralympic Meet CLICK HERE!

The University of West Florida swimming and diving team volunteered its time last month with the SEASTARS Aquatics team in Pensacola, helping to teach local children more about the sport that they love.

SEASTARS offers underprivileged and special needs children in Pensacola an opportunity to swim for free, while also giving back and teaching the children in their neighborhood the same lessons that they learned themselves.

The mission of SEASTARS Aquatics, which uses the Salvation Army Community Pool on Q Street in Pensacola, is to promote and foster the success and growth of children who are economically, physically, and mentally challenged by providing individualized attention as a part of a structured competitive swim team program. To improve the quality of life for challenged children by developing successful student-athlete skills. These skills help aid their pursuit of higher education and achievement of life goals.

The Argonauts have made spending time with the SEASTARS an annual event, visiting the program each fall since the UWF team was established in 2013. The visits come full circle in January when SEASTARS members assist at a home meet on the UWF campus.

UWF swimming & diving program continued its work to improve the Pensacola community and assist with offering the local children a safe and fun activity to participate in Click the link below to watch the story:)

http://goargos.com/news/2015/10/2/WSWIM_1002152841.aspx