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Academy of Fencing Masters Offers a Creative Way to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer: 5-Day Fencing Camps for Beginners Taught by World-Class Fencing Coaches

Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

AFM is located in historical downtown Campbell, CA, close to Campbell Park. The club is holding three weeklong camps in July, starting on July 13. Campers will learn in a state-of-the-art fencing facility and from Olympic-level coaches, all within an encouraging and family-friendly environment. The camp also utilizes the nearby park by incorporating outdoor workouts and activities.

From AFM founder, Irina Chirashnya: “We strongly believe that competitive sports should both provide enjoyment and instill core values like courage and self-discipline. Our summer beginner fencing camp is a small window into what we do at AFM year-round, and we welcome new students with open arms and a passion to introduce them to our world.”

AFM’s coaching staff has been involved in multiple championship tournaments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. They’ve trained more than 1,000 athletes including World and Olympic Champions; they have coached athletes to win gold medals. The opportunity to learn from this world-class coaching team is just one of the many reasons for the camp’s track record of success.

AFM’s 2014 camps were a resounding success. In fact, 40% of the campers in the beginner session joined AFM to continue fencing in the regular season. By the end of 2014, these campers had earned medals at the regional level. It truly speaks to the success of the program that the graduates were standing on the winner’s podium less than six months after completing camp.

You can view AFM’s Yelp page, which includes reviews from previous campers:

The new fencer will learn proper fencing form and technique; basic fencing skills; fencing with electrical equipment; as well as fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. After graduating, the fencer is eligible to attend any intermediate-level fencing camp to continue training.

Beginner camps start on July 13. Each weeklong camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Registration is open:

About Academy of Fencing Masters:

Academy of Fencing Masters seeks to develop all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympic athletes, through elite coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive community for both the fencer and the family. AFM prepares athletes for fencing and for life.

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Exploration of Creative Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Techniques Topic of HydroWorx Sponsored Webinar

Middletown, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Children who require physical therapy in response to chronic conditions, accidents or progressive diseases represent a unique patient segment. Unlike their older counterparts, they possess very specific needs. These include, but are not limited to: being smaller in stature than adult patients; having shorter attention spans than older clientele; possessing less inherent strength than adults; and having fewer life experiences from which to draw upon in a rehab setting. Additionally, pediatric clients’ bodies are still developing. These realities must be kept in mind when instituting physical therapy processes with younger patients; they are also part of the reason that many pediatric physical therapists choose aquatic therapy as one of their preferred rehabilitation modalities.

Warm water therapy pools with integrated variable-depth treadmill floors, resistance jets, deep tissue massage capabilities and safety bars provide a safe environment in which pediatric patients can work on meeting functional milestones. Reaching prescribed aquatic therapy goals may then help younger clients transition to land-based activities and even heighten mental functioning, as in the case of pediatric patients who are trying to achieve augmented focus and intellectual stamina. However, the key to working with the pediatric population is to encourage patients using age-appropriate, innovative exercises that stimulate learning and promote enthusiasm.

Amy Arruda, DPT, ATRIC, is the Director of Aquatics at Leg Up Farm, a Pennsylvania-based non-profit therapy center specializing in assisting special needs children. Arruda will be sharing her experiences as a leader in the emerging field of innovative pediatric aquatics during a one-hour webinar sponsored by HydroWorx on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T. The webinar, “Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Play and Creativity,” will provide participants with a unique look into the methods utilized by Arruda and her team at Leg Up Farm.

Participants of “Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Play and Creativity” will benefit from learning:

    Effective, creative aquatic therapy protocols that keep children engaged in their pool therapy sessions from beginning to end.
    How to customize programs to meet the individual needs of children with a wide variety of conditions.
    How to make land-to-water and water-to-land transitions for pediatric patients.
    Case studies from Leg Up Farm in which aquatic therapy has been successfully used to increase the progress for pediatric clientele.

Arruda brings a wealth of expertise to this event. After Arruda received her MSPT and DPT, she began working in the physical therapy field. She joined the Leg Up Farm team in 2011 and has since achieved an Aquatic Therapy Certification from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute in 2013. Arruda appreciates opportunities such as this webinar, as they allow her to share her experiences with others in an effort to help all pediatric patients.

Registration for ““Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Play and Creativity” is free. Interested attendees can register at

About HydroWorx®

Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy pools with built-in underwater treadmills to enable physical therapists to more effectively offer their patients the opportunity to increase range of motion, decrease risk of falls and joint stress, and remain motivated through the rehab process.

Products such as the HydroWorx 2000 and 500 Series therapy pools have revolutionized the face of aquatic therapy; in fact, HydroWorx technology is used by world-class facilities like the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Andrews Institute, as well as physical therapy clinics across the country.

HydroWorx offers a wide range of underwater treadmill pools and peripheral products and services. Every day, more than 23,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.

More information about HydroWorx upcoming and past webinars can be found at

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