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Delbarton’s Swim Team Spends Time with Saturdays in Motion
Meghan Podimsky

For the last few weeks, Green Wave swimmers and swim coaches Patrick Savidge and Alma Lopez-Holder immersed themselves in Saturdays in Motion (SIM) at the Somerset Hills YMCA. SIM is known for being the longest-running recreational program for children with autism in the United States. The program is fueled by young volunteers who work one-on-one with children doing various gymnastics and mobility activities followed by time in the pool.

On December 10th, the group attended a special Holiday Party where students donated snacks, candy and other smaller items for children to take home as they also received gift bags from Santa. Delbarton seventh graders got involved in the holiday fun as Rachel Carlson and Dan Pieracinni's language classes wrapped up a lesson where student learned how to say “Merry Christmas” in 20 different languages. Then, our seventh-grade students made holiday cards that were given out at SIM’s holiday party.

"It is nice to see our student-athletes make time out of their Saturday to make someone else's day that much better," started Ms. Lopez-Holder. "The whole community is appreciative and most importantly it is a great experience for our young men. I hope that they continue to serve the community once they leave Delbarton." We salute our Green Wave swimmers for getting involved with such a great organization! Enjoy some photos from their time at SIM...