The pilot group lessons for JAAR Program will be held at EVEN Hotel in Eugene, Oregon. We will be following all COVID-19 safety procedures, which means we will have an "A" group and a "B" group with separate instructors. The adults on deck will be masked and fully vaccinated.
We plan for lessons to start on Tuesday, March 29 and run through April 21. If you are interested in learning more about our program, participating, or having a child in your life go through our lessons, please sign-up for our email list.
EVEN Hotel: 2133 Centennial Plaza, Eugene, OR 97401
Our pilot program is seeking participants, ages 12-17, who are in the foster care system. We hope to have enough interest that the group is a representative sample of the population of people living in the Eugene/Springfield area.
Water-safety lessons will start at 30 minutes each, two times a week, for 4 weeks. Participants should expect to be in the water for at least 25 minutes each Tuesday and Thursday after school for a month.
Children who take our lessons will learn how to stay safe when near water and when in water. They will learn basic aquatic survival skills and have the opportunity to develop and refine swimming techniques. Safe social interactions with adults, geared towards increasing mental fitness and resiliency, will boost the confidence of participants.