Asthma Athletics Swim Programs have taken place throughout Phoenix and surrounding cities since August 2002. Swim partners have included the YMCA, Cardons Childrens Medical Center and Swim Kids USA. Both the children and parents are encouraged to participate. The program lasts for approximately 1 month. Each visit begins with a check in, where children learn to use peak flow meters, inhaler technique evalutation, action plan initiation, and discussions about asthma symptoms.
An Asthma Lesson follows, which lasts 30-45 minutes. during this lesson children and parents learn an aspect of asthma care. Various asthma topics are addressed and later enforced with games. The swim lessons are lead by qualified swim instructors. As the children are participating in the swim lesson, parents meet with volunteer Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C) health care providers who provide a comprehensive asthma education.
In order to get the most out of the program, the parents and child should make sure they are able to attend all 4 sessions of the program. These programs will be held throughout the year.
If you have a child diagnosed with asthma and you are interested in attending a swim program, please email us with the following information.
2. Contact information (email or telephone)
3. Location preference (we currently oversee programs at swim kids USA and
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