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Special Needs Children Get Rare Swimming Pool Adventures In Compton “Special Needs Swim Adventurers Club”
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 11, 2014

Compton City Council Member Janna Zurita (1st District) is determined to share with special needs children the fun of frolicking in swimming  pools like other kids this summer.

Compton City Council Member Janna Zurita (1st District) is determined to share with special needs children the fun of frolicking in swimming  pools like other kids this summer.

Zurita has opened the door to the splashing, giggling and playing in the water for special needs children through her “Special Needs Swim Adventurers Club.”

The Club provides swim and water safety lessons to children and their parents.

“We created a way for special needs children and their parents to enjoy being in the water this summer because we care about making sure these kids enjoy their childhoods and having fun in the water just like all other kids,” Council Member Zurita said.

“We know that special needs children miss out on a lot of the joys of childhood that other children take for granted. We wanted to change that by creating a way to show them how to safely have fun in the water and to experience the joy of swimming with their friends,” she added.

The club’s training sessions are held at Gonzales Park Aquatic Center at 1101 West Cressey in Compton.

The City’s “Special Needs Swim Adventurers Club” is sponsored by Council Member Zurita, Compton’s Department of Parks and Recreation and is co-sponsored by the Hub City Autism Network.

It provides children and their parents training in water safety techniques, swimming lessons and instruction on how to make playing in the pool a part of their summer recreation.

“This project is meant to engage parents with their children around water safety and recreation. Parental participation is a requirement and parents have to pre-register and complete a waiver form,” Council Member Zurita added.

The Club will operate through August 30


. More information and registration instructions can be obtained by calling Council Member Zurita’s Office at (310) 605-5510, or Consuelo Evans at (424) 242-3899.

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