The nationally recognized JPMF Splash! is a water skills and safety program that teaches people with disabilities to “be safe and have fun in and around the water.” The program is based on five water safety rules developed specifically for individuals with disabilities. The curriculum, with its adaptable lesson plans, follows an established activity guide that revolves around these 5 important safety rules. Volunteer swim buddies provide individualized attention to the participants.
JPMF Splash! is a unique water safety program that touches many aspects of the participants’ lives. It promotes physical fitness, exposes them and their families to a life-long leisure activity, as well as, providing social interaction with non-disabled peers and community integration.
Fairfax County JPMF Splash! dates for 2017-2018
Winter Break JPMF Splash Camp – Oak Marr RECenter: December 18, 19, 20, 21 from 10-2 p.m.
Winter JPMF Splash Session – Oak Marr RECenter: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Spring JPMF Splash Session – Lee District RECenter: April 7, 14, 28 and May 5, 12, 19 from 1-2 p.m.
Spring JPMF Splash Session – Oak Marr RECenter: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Register at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/TRACERS
The success of JPMF Splash! has led to its continuous expansion to other locations beyond Fairfax County, VA.
Grants have been provided to sponsor JPMF Splash! to the following organizations: Loudoun County Adaptive Recreation, KEEN Greater DC, Jill’s House, Neptune Aquatics, Machine Swim Club, and Cherokee County, GA.
To be a JPMF Splash! volunteer swim buddy in Fairfax County, click the button below:Sign Up