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May 3, 2017

     Over the past couple weeks, Splash Pals at FAU made a few changes to their Officer Pals! We have welcomed in new officers with open arms and said farewell to a few Officers as they moved out of their positions and ready for the next chapter of their lives. Jessica Millwood took over the Presidents role, Jack Bayer is now the new Vice President, Nicole Camacho is our new secretary, Tatiana Alvarez is taking over the treasurer’s position, and...

April 4, 2017

     We have had the privilege to watch Jacob grow not only as a leader, but also as a person during his time as President of Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics at Florida Atlantic University.  When he began his term, Jacob seemed a little timid in his tasks and uncomfortable with public speaking. As we bid farewell, it is clear to see he has truly grown into a strong public speaker and a fearless leader.  Jacob loves that Splash Pals has been a hands...

December 23, 2016

     Founder, Justin Cooke, graduated from Florida Atlantic University on December 16, 2016 with Summa Cum Laude distinction and a degree in Biology. He was recently highlighted on the FAU Newsdesk website for his outstanding volunteerism throughout his time at FAU. 

     Justin has volunteered over 1,000 hours with Adapted Aquatics, Children's Miracle Network, Lighthouse of Broward for the Blind, and his own program "A Bear Because...

September 23, 2016

     While attending a session at Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics, you may be lucky enough to hear the ever infectious and unrestrained laugh of Melissa Newell. Whether it is during our team building exercises or in the pool helping one of our participants, Melissa’s blissful smile and bubbly personality are sure to brighten any situation. Born and raised in beautiful Boca Raton, our featured member has been attending Florida Atlantic University for...

September 21, 2016

     Over the past four months I have had the pleasure of working with an extraordinary young man named José. José is five years old and would not leave his mother’s sight when he first came to hang with us at Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics, now we can barely get him out of the water after an hour session! He has become more familiar with our family here at Adapted and has become more comfortable with the aquatic activities from week to week.  Our...

August 30, 2016

     The new Vice President of Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics can be described as adventurous, multi-talented, intelligent, and hard working. Jessica Millwood is a rising senior at FAU and is pursuing medical school with the hope of one day becoming a pediatrician. During our Monday night pool sessions it is easy to see that any child would be blessed to have Jessica as their doctor. Since May, she has enjoyed helping our participants swim, stretch...

July 31, 2016

     Saturday, July 30, 2016 Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc. held a Special Needs Sports Fair for families of individuals with special needs to see what organizations are available for them within their community. Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics, formerly known as Florida Atlantic Adapted Aquatics was honored to be a part of this sports fair. We were able to spread the word about our program and were also able to network with other...

July 31, 2016

     Monday, July 25, 2016 Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics held a Drowning Prevention Awareness Day. Drowning is 100% preventable if you know a few basic guidelines that can be followed by adults and children. We wanted to make sure the parents knew the best way to keep their children safe, within the water loving communities of South Florida.  Our pool session ran as normal and at the end the kids and families were welcome to stick around to learn...

July 22, 2016

            Adam Baker was born and raised in Coral Springs, FL and he loves every part of it except for summer. This is why he enjoyed obtaining his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where all four seasons were present. He will be taking a few classes here at Florida Atlantic University in the fall before pursing his dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. When Adam is not attending Adapted Aquatics he...

July 16, 2016

            On July 13, 2016 Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics hosted a Team Building Day lead by Jacob Sherbondy. Jacob is currently a volunteer at Florida Atlantic Adapted Aquatics and also works with Campus Recreation at FAU, where he helps other clubs and organizations host similar team building events. A great time was had by everyone that was able to make it out.

            Our event began with the obligatory snacks and...

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