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Spending time in the water has always been comforting and natural for Rima Izquierdo.
But sharing that experience with her children was a different story.
The Bronx mom, who has two young sons on the autism spectrum, searched high and low for a swim program that accommodated their needs with no success.
Finally, Izquierdo found the Bronx Y and its adaptive swim program. More importantly, she found willing partners who wanted to learn from her personal experiences.
“They were doing a lot of water acclimation and pre-swimming skills,” she said. “I thought we could build on the program and with a little focus and different approach teach these kids to do more.”
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