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Ocean County SWIM, Inc.

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SWIM, Inc. is a non profit organization headquartered in Bridgewater which has thirteen Chapters at twelve locations throughout the state of New Jersey from Sussex County to Cape May County.  These Chapters provide free water exercise sessions to adults who are unable to exercise on land due to the effects of Parkinson's Disease, MS, ALS, stroke, fibromyalgia, post polio syndrome, RA, joint replacement surgery or other causes.  The programs are made possible by the generous donation of pool facilities by YMCA's, community centers, health clubs, retirement villages and other organizations and the donation of time and effort by volunteers.

     The Ocean County SWIM, Inc. Chapter is having its first session on Wednesday, January 9th at the Ocean County YMCA at 1088 W. Whitty Road in Toms River, NJ.  The Ocean County YMCA is donating their facilities for the program which will consist of a warm water exercise program from 1:00-2:00 PM each Wednesday followed by a social hour from 2:00 until 3:00 PM.  There is no fee for the program and Y membership is not necessary. 

     Anyone interested in participating or volunteering should call Eileen McKenna at 732-270-8413 or e mail her at eprendergast@comcast.net  for an application.  Pre registration is required.

     Attached is a picture of a SWIM, Inc. water exercise program in action and a document with testimonials from participants, volunteers and care givers from the SWIM, Inc. program in Sussex County, NJ.


     The SWIM, Inc. website is located at

                         http://www.swim-inc.org

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