Utilizing Adaptive Aquatics Techniques for Those with Physical and Mental Challenges to More Fully Enjoy and Expand Their Quality of Life.
The Montana Adaptive Aquatics Program or MAAP is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Instructors, Dive Masters and Staff facilitated by Family Fun Scuba & Snorkel. MAAP leaders have been trained by the Handicapped Scuba Association l(HAS) earning techniques to assist those with disabilities learn to Scuba dive and snorkel. In many cases, individual can even become certified divers through HSA.
Participants should have no problems with their heart and circulatory, respiratory tract, and ears.
Adaptive Snorkel Lessons
This adaptive program is “similar” to any other snorkeling lesson. The providers simply add minimal adaptions necessary to train or re-train individuals to better their mobility and swimming abilities with and without assistance. Snorkelers will learn how to clear their mask and snorkel, dive down and fin with or without
Participants should have no problems with their heart and circulatory, respiratory tract, and ears. Before swimming, every person needs clearance from their physician.
Who Can Scuba Dive?
While SCUBA diving is possible with a variety of disabilities including paraplegics, quadriplegic, amputees, people with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and hearing and visually impaired (depending on their condition) as well as others. All disabilities and individuals will be worked with and considered on an individual basis.
Participants should have no problems with their heart and circulatory, respiratory tract, nasal sinuses and ears. These are however the same basic health conditions, which have to be met by divers without disabilities. Before diving, every person needs clearance from their physician.
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If you wish to help in any of these areas, please contact us about any of theses or other Adaptive Aquatics Programs.
Using Scuba & Aquatics to Aid Our Troops and their families with New Physical and Mental challenges they may face off the Battlefield.
The Montana Veteran’s Aquatic Alliance is a sub-section of the MAAP Non-Profit Organization and was created to start an “aquatics rehabilitation process” created for our veterans. After our troops return home, new battles await for them. They include haunting memories of combat, limb and mobility loss, divorce, stress, loneliness, isolation, injuries and loss. Now, veterans are reintroduced to a world that has become foreign to them and we want to be there to help them find balance and peace in their lives.
This program uses adaptive aquatics techniques as a spring board to help vets with everything from physical fitness to finding peace beside a brook while fly fishing. We may use scuba to give them a feeling of weightlessness and absolute quiet to relieve daily pressures and clear their minds of troubling thoughts.
Some of the Adaptive Aquatics activities that we may provide include:
- Basic swimming
- Advanced swimming
- Scuba Diving
- Vet to vet counseling