This doctoral capstone project was completed through a partnership with Nashville Dolphins. The Nashville Dolphins offer free swim lessons and swim team programs for children and adults with disabilities. The organization serves over 300 swimmers each season and the programs are entirely run by volunteers. The focus of this project was to develop programming resources to enhance the services offered by the Nashville Dolphins. Deliverables provided to the organization include an 8-week swim curriculum, color level guides, stroke checklists, and an equipment activity guide.
Elena Espiritu, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
inclusive sports, adapted sports, adapted aquatics, aquatic programming, swim team, swim lessons
Graves, Laura, "Nashville Dolphins Program Development" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 154.