Adult Learn to Swim Volunteer Questionaire
Thank you for taking the time to consider volunteering to assist adults with physical disabilities learn to swim.

This program and your volunteer work will be coordinated through the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA

Program Goals: To provide aquatic instruction to adults 18 years and older with physical disabilities that would like to learn to swim or just get back into the water safely.

We are looking for the following types of volunteers:

1. Land Volunteers - provide assistance getting swimmers ready to get in the water and assist participants with entering and exiting the pool. Assist in transferring from a wheelchair to a water wheelchair when necessary. Provide administrative duties on land as needed.

2. Water Volunteers - provide 1 on 1 supervision of a swimmer in the water and work with them once given tasks by the swim instructor. You must be able to swim and be comfortable working with adults learning to swim.
Having knowledge of free style and/or backstroke swimming techniques would be helpful but is not necessary. What's more important is the desire to share your joy for swimming!

3. Swim Instructors - those having experience in swim instruction or would like to learn to instruct those with physical disabilities how to swim. See the program description below for the levels being offered.

If you have never worked with physically challenged adults we think you will find the experience rewarding. No prior experience is necessary. We will have a training session for you to attend prior to the first session.

Please indicate the classes and time slots you are able to assist. This is not a 100% commitment but will give us an idea of which dates we may have gaps.

Questions about the program and or this form please feel free to contact:
John Ciraula
Cell: 412-445-7977
email:jctricoach@gmail.com



THANK YOU for considering adding your time and talents to our efforts!!!
Program Description and Goals:
5 Sessions:
Friday evenings 6:00PM – 7:00PM
March 20, 27
April 3, 17, 21
April 10 - No Session Good Friday
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to have time to enter the pool.

Location:
Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA
Address: 2001 Ehrman Rd, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 452-9122
https://rose.bcfymca.org/

Program Goal: To provide aquatic instruction to adults 18 years and older with physical disabilities that would like to learn to swim or just get back into the water safely.

Environment:
- Warm water therapy pool
- Ramp with hand rail access with water wheelchair and water lift available for entry and exit.
- Flotation devices (Aquatic belts, noodles, kick boards, pool buoys) available for use

Group A: This group will focus on reducing stress, being safe and becoming comfortable in the water. We will work on water adaptation, breathing, learning to float, and movement in the water.

Our goal for this group is to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Enter water safely
- Comfortable with face in water
- Float unsupported
- Recover from float and proceed to side of pool
- Rollover

Group B: This group will work on being able to swim freestyle and/or backstroke. We will review the Group A goals and help make any adjustments needed.

Our goal for this group is to:
- Improve Stroke mechanics
- Breathing while swimming
- Able to safely swim a 25 yards without direct assistance.
- Treading water
- Rollover and proceed to a safe place
Planned Volunteer Training
YMCA - Adult Adaptive Learn to Swim Orientation (Updated 1/18/2020)

Date and Time:
Saturday March,7 -10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Location:
Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA
Address: 2001 Ehrman Rd, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 452-9122
https://rose.bcfymca.org/

Lunch will be provided

Room:
Main Conference Room

Contact:
John Ciraula Cell: 412-445-7977

Agenda:

Conference Room:

10:00 – 10:10 Thank you! Intro to the Program and the Agenda

10:10 – 10:20 Individual Introductions

10:20 – 10:30 YMCA Volunteering forms and requirements

10:30 -11:00 Working with people with physical disabilities


Pool Area:

11:15 – 11:30 – Orientation to pool area and safety

11:30 – 12:00 Demonstration and practice on transferring individuals


Conference Room:

12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch and US Masters Adult Learn to Swim content and general discussion on swimming instructions for adults

1:30 – 2:00 PM Q&A open discussion Thank you!
Your Name *
Your answer
Your email *
Your answer
Best Phone Number *
Your answer
What type of volunteer work are you interested in? *
Required
Sessions - Fridays (3/20 - 4/21) 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Note: No Swim session Friday April 10 - Good Friday *
Required
Can you attend Volunteer Training - Saturday March 7 10AM - 2PM at the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA Address: 2001 Ehrman Rd, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066? *
Do you have any questions/comments/feedback?
Your answer
Do you want a personal call back to discuss any topics?
What can you expect next?

After you submit your responses to this questionnaire we will be gathering and organizing a volunteer group.

1. You will receive a follow-up email in 24-48 hours from John Ciraula (jctricoach@gmail.com). The email will contain a PDF that is the YMCA Volunteer Packet.

2. You will need to print out and complete the Volunteer Packet. This will include information on and steps needed to be completed to obtain the requited PA Child Abuse Certifications. There is also Mandatory Reporter Training that you will need to complete.

Please take your time in completing these requirements. The goal will be that you have everything completed prior to attending the volunteer orientation.

3. Volunteer Orientation will be held on Saturday March 7 10AM - 2PM at the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA. You will receive further information on this training as part of the reply email.

This program is a collaboration between:

US Masters Swimming - https://www.usms.org/
Three Rivers Adaptive Sports (over 30 years in Pittsburgh) - https://www.traspa.org/
Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA - https://rose.bcfymca.org/
And consolutations with many local and regional coaches and swimming instructors
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