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H2OPE is a fun, community outreach aquatic fitness program for Children with Special Needs. 

H2OPE provides an alternative recreational activity to help meet physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs.

Our emphasis is on providing a safe, fun, non-competitive and successful experience to improve physical and mental health. Classes are held at the Harris Aquatic Center-HEB and Presbyterian Hospital CVC Center.

Please note that H2OPE is grant-funded. There is no cost for the parents or guardians!


  • Decrease Tone and Spasms
  • Decrease Weight Bearing on Joints
  • Decrease Tactile Stimulus
  • Increase Relaxation
  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Increase Confidence
  • Increase Self Esteem
  • Shared Family Fun


  • Involuntary Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
  • Vomiting
  • Severe Dermatological Problems
  • Scabies/Lice
  • Tracheotomy
  • Fever Over 100 F

Supervision Will Include

  • Trained and Certified Aquatic Staff
  • Guardian or Caretaker Participates in the water with the child

Steps To Attend

  1. Obtain Physician Approval and Medical Release Form
  2. Must have a Physician Signature with OK to Participate.
  3. Mail in Physician Approval and keep a copy to bring to class OR Fax Physician's Release to 817-267-0207; attention Julie Hillis.

Classes are 40 minutes on Saturdays at Harris and Sundays at Presbyterian

Now offered at two locations: 
Harris Aquatic Center-HEB
251 Westpark Way
Euless, TX 76040
Presbyterian Hospital
CVC Center
5721 Phoenix Drive
Dallas, TX 75231

Mail Physician Approval/Medical Release to:
Different Strokes Swim School
Box 601, Bedford, TX  76095  


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