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My Swim Friends!


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Let's have some fun this summer...

August 4th, 2024

Join us for our 9th summer!


Me and Jack when we first started My Swim Friends:

We are grateful for all our swim friends we have made since!

Hi! I'm Ellie Gabriel and I just finished my first year of medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philly. I graduated from Manalapan High School in 2018 and have grown up at Country Roads Day Camp.


My brother Jack is absolutely my best friend! He was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old, and at 20 years old, he is still the happiest kid I know...especially when he is in the pool.


This free program is for Jack and all the children on the spectrum who live life to the fullest every day!


-- My Swim Friends is a free swimming program open to children with autism, down syndrome, ADHD, or other neurological challenges ages 3 - 21 (We will not be able to accommodate children in diapers/swim diapers for the summer program due to the pool and waterpark facilities). What place is the most fun in the summer? A POOL!
My Swim Friends is available on Sundays during the summer at
Country Roads Day Camp from 11:30am - 1:30pm. I would like to extend the invitation to the siblings (again without diapers/swim diapers) as well so please feel free to include them on the sign-up form
--  To help the children socialize and play in the pool each will have a wonderful one-on-one volunteer buddy to stay with your child the entire time, as well as volunteer lifeguards in and
out of the pool to assist. Parents please enjoy the 90 minutes of respite…eat, socialize, even close your eyes and bask in the sun to re-energize.

The program takes place at Country Roads Day Camp in Manalapan, NJ. There are two heated pools, 2 waterslides, and a waterpark sprayground available to the children. The depths of the pools range from 2 feet to 7 feet.



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