Aquatics was an event at the first Special Olympics International Games held in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. Aquatics Training Season is usually year round with a culminating event at Summer Games in June at Penn State University.

Details for area p swimming/aquatics Program

***AREA P hosts swimming/aquatics programs in Lackawanna and Pike counties.  Please see details below on each training location.***

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

SOPA Season: Spring

Location: Carbondale YMCA

Head Coach: Rachel Morgenstern – rachel.morgenstern1213@gmail.com, cell: 570-561-7212

What to Expect

Training Specifics: Sundays 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm, March – May.

Competition Dates

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform for competition.

PIKE COUNTY

SOPA Season: Spring

Location: Delaware Valley High School

Head Coach: Karin Lindsley (head coach), – tigger1959me@yahoo.com, phone: 973-600-4018; Glory Lennon (assistant) – glory.lennon@gmail.com

What to Expect

Training Specifics: Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm (out of locker rooms by 4:30 pm).  Mid-March through early May or June (depending on competition).

Competition Dates

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform for competition.

**IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS** 

ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to the program manager for filing.

ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).

ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).