iCan Swim

iCan Swim Hosts

Our hosts include nonprofit organizations, local governments and school districts, advocacy groups and proactive parents that step-up to organize a local iCan Swim program. This usually starts with a motivated individual that wants to formerly introduce swimming into the lives of people with disabilities in their area.

 

What Hosts Should Expect

Hosting a successful iCan Swim five day program involves a good deal of effort, however, the feedback and gratitude you will receive from swimmers, families and volunteers will make it worth all your hard work. Being an iCan Swim host may be the toughest job you’ve ever loved!

iCan Swim Camp Hosts are responsible for:

  • Securing a local suitable pool, preferably indoors, with a minimum swim area of 675 square feet in which to conduct our swim program Monday through Friday during normal business hours
  • Ensuring the pool has a trained and certified lifeguard on duty
  • Recruiting 2-4 local instructors certified to teach learn-to-swim programs, preferably with teaching experience. These individuals will be trained as Adapted Aquatic Instructors during the swim camp in order to continue classes in your local community after the camp week ends
  • Allowing access to the facility for approximately 5 hours on the Sunday before camp (Adapted Aquatic Instructor training for 4 hours, parent and volunteer orientation and volunteer training for a total of about 90 minutes)
  • Paying a fixed program fee of $5,950 ($5,750 if deposit received by January 1st)  
  • Swim camp accommodates between 3 and 6 swimmers during each of the five daily sessions
  • Hosts have the flexibility to customize the five daily sessions by combining any combination of 45-minute (ages 3 to 7) and 60-minute (ages 8 and above) sessions 
  • Providing local lodging for two iCan Swim staff for the week (2 hotel rooms for 7 nights)
  • Establishing a swimmer registration fee to collect from families (used to subsidize the above mentioned program fee) generally ranging from $125 to $175 per swimmer
  • Recruiting and registering local swimmers and volunteers (1 volunteer per swimmer)
  • Planning and administering the daily check-in process

Getting up to speed on becoming an iCan Swim Camp Host:

The most efficient way to understand what is involved in being an iCan Swim Camp host is to: