In 2019, our OAPP Down Syndrome Advocacy Program started off as an outlet to promote inclusion and raise awareness for Down syndrome. In 2021, after a personal experience with my son and knowing I wasn’t the only one desperately seeking swim lessons tailored to his diagnosis, our program became an official 501c3 and shifted our focus to ensuring the disability community gets the swim lessons they deserve in order to not only be safe around water but to swim independently!
Our mission is to promote water safety to individuals with Down syndrome and/or other disabilities who are twice as likely to drown due to lack of water safety skills. Only Alpha Pool Products is dedicated to helping reduce drowning statistics by offering financial support to swim instructors seeking to receive swim certifications to teach a more adaptive approach for individuals with disabilities.
How We Are Doing This
We have partnered with Swim Angelfish, the global leader in adaptive swim lessons, in effort to help more instructors get certified to teach adaptable swim lessons to people with disabilities! The OAPP Down Syndrome Advocacy Program, with the support through donations, will be financially helping swim instructors with obtaining Swim Angelfish’s Swim Whisperer certification, levels 1-4.