Greater Lafayette youth with disabilities invited to participate in physical activity program

Photo of swim class from previous Pete's Pals session

The PETE's PALs (Physical Education Teacher Educators Supporting Physical Activity and Life Skills) program is an aquatic and motor program offered for children with disabilities. The program is designed to help the participating children become efficient movers in a fun and safe environment. Each child in the program is assigned a trained clinician who will work one on one for the two hour gym and swim program.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Beginning October 12th, Pete’s Pals will host a five-week swimming program for youth with disabilities.

Pete’s Pals is a Purdue University-based program that focuses on physical activity and aquatics for youth with disabilities. Those ages 3-18 can work individually with a university student clinician to improve physical fitness, swimming, and water safety. Each child’s program is designed to fit his or her needs.

The program is now accepting applications for both Purdue students who want to volunteer and youth who are interested in the program.
The cost is $30 per child. All sessions meet 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday from Oct. 12 to Nov. 9 at Faith Community Center in Lafayette.

Applications are available at http://purdue.edu/hhs/hk/petespals/. For more information or to register, contact K. Andrew Richards at karichar@purdue.edu.

Pete’s Pals is sponsored by the Department of Health and Kinesiology and coordinated with Faith Community Center.

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