AFGA believes in the power of CAN.
AFGA believes that every single individual can achieve success in swimming and learn to enjoy aquatics.
AFGA belleves in and constantly works towards equality for every ability in everything we do.
NO LIMITS NO LIMITS NO LIMITS NO LIMITS NO LIMITS
In Partnership with Gwinnett County Parks and Rec in beautiful Gwinnett County GA, AFGA offers year round instruction for differently abled swimmers of all ages.
FORCE NO CHILD - DO NO HARM is one of our core values while offering private, semi-private, small groups and
Special Olympics Readiness Clinics
under our own SOGA Agency -
AngelFishGA/ATAQ - Area 18.
Email all inquiries for lessons to AngelFishGA@gmail.com
AFGA Instructors are experienced swimmers, Red Cross WSI Certified and most importantly, Swim Angelfish (R) Adaptive Methodology Certified. This final piece of the puzzle allows every AFGA instructor to be able to individualize each lesson - providing exactly what your angelfish needs.
Check out SwimAngelfish.com for more about how we are trained, or follow Swim Angelfish on YouTube to access their FREE parent webinars and Swim Whisperer's Testimonials!
Swim Angelfish - YouTube Channel
The best way to know about AFGA is to ask our families! We partner together to create the very best for each and every angelfish.
Be our FRIEND on social media !
Help spread the word about adaptive aquatics!
AngelFishGA - Adaptive Aquatics
No Limits TRYathlon
Angelfishga/ATAQ Special Olympics Agency - Gwinnett
>AOAP Conferance! Gwinnett County, AngelFishGA and Swim Angelfish founders - Ailene Tisser and Cindy Freeman joined together to present about adaptive aquatics programs at the 2020 Association of Aquatics Professionals Annual conference - February of 2020. Our goal? To help other areas and agencies join in the incredible work of creating adaptive programming nationwide!
> COVID 19 Impact and Updates
AFGA often talks about
UNITY in our COMMUNITY.
This is especially true in these uncertain times.
AFGA and Gwinnett County are following all Federal, State and CDC Guidelines and are restarting our swimming program with parents in the water. Check out our offerings on our swimming lesson page. Watch out for updates via Social Media OR feel free to send an email to AngelFishGA@gmail.com.
> AngelFishGA - Adaptive Aquatics is forming a 501c3 organization to help fund our swimmers. With the news that most of our federal and state level funding agencies are facing even deeper budget cuts, AFGA is committed to providing funding options for all of our swimmers. Swimming is NOT an option for our angelfish! Stay tuned!
Twice a year, AFGA, Gwinnett County and All About Kids Therapy Services join hands, feet and flippers to host our No Limits TRYathlon! This event is for athletes age 4 - 21 with cognitive and/or physical delays!
Won't YOU come out and TRY?
Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, both 2020 No Limits TRYathlons have been put on HOLD. Mark you calendars for next spring, May 2021 at the incredible Bethesda Park Aquatic Center in Lawrenceville GA for our next NLT!
Follow us on FB at No Limits TRYathlon or check in to the website at NoLimitsTRYathlon.com anytime for more information and for updates.
SHOULDN'T WE CHAMPION THEM?
NEARLY 1 IN 5 People have a
disability in the US.,
Census Bureau Reports
Report released to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of the ADA
20% of our population will be affected by cognitive and or physical disabilities!
Source: Interactive Autism Network Research Report: Elopement and Wandering (2011)
Source: National Autism Association, Lethal Outcomes in ASD Wandering (2012)
AFGA and Gwinnett County are working together to ensure each and every angelfish is safe while we splash about! Face to face private and semi-private lessons are on HOLD until we get the go ahead from Gwinnett County HOWEVER, we are offering family group swimming classes in September!
ONE ON ONE Private Lessons will be offered as well, wtih parents involved.
AFGA and GC will be monitoriing information from the CDC and the GA Department of Health to make the very best decisions possible. Don't worry angelfish, we will be back in the water as soon as safely possible!
CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!
AFGA is proud to be a Brand Ambassadors for Swim Angelfish (R) Adaptive Swimming Methodology. The training is life changing for every swimmer and every angelfish.
EVERY AFGA instructor is stamped and certified in this amazing training.
During the C19 crisis, Cindy and Ailene and their staff have been hard at work expanding and improving their already amazing training. We are in constant communication with SAF and will continue to be ready and prepared as we move forward to re-opening.
Who is teaching YOUR adaptive swimming program? Choose NO OTHER!
Swim Angelfish (R) is THE GLOBAL LEADER!
FALL 2020 LESSON UPDATE!
All FACE TO FACE PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS ARE PENDED until we are given the go ahead to be able to TOUCH our swimmers!
2021 LOOK AHEAD
AFGA began from a deep desire to provide as much
access and opportunity for differently abled swimmers.
Our desire was fueled by our deep love of our own sweet angelfish.
Linda Cosby and Judy Smith
Being avid swimmers and instructors of swimming, both Linda and Judy sought out and mastered the very best in
Adaptive Swimming Methodology and became the first of
AFGA's Swim Whisperers utilizing the
Swim Angelfish (R) Adaptive Swimming Methodology.
At the start, we had 12 angelfish swimming with us.
By the end of our first year, we had added three new instructors
and were working with over 100 swimmers every week!
Looking into 2020-2021 we will be adding an additional 3 instructors and have a bench in our Team Fantastic of 9! Whoop Whoop!
AFGA knows that our swimmers take extra special time
to be able to master the skills of swimming.
We also know we must approach EACH swimmer uniquely.
We constantly work to learn and grow in our own skills as instructors and are committed to a "Force NO child, Do NO harm philosophy".