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Your Support Changes Lives ~  
Your Support Changes Lives ~

"Our youngest son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder earlier this year. At that time, things were pretty challenging. Our son was struggling with his sense of self-worth and diagnosed with depression. He to engaged in negative self-talk and was very down on himself. Upon receiving our diagnosis, and taking a minute to digest it, we decided the very best thing we could do for Rowen was to find ways of instilling self-confidence and a strong sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

The very first call I made was to Tamarack Aquatic Center.

Everyone at Tamarack has been kind, helpful, and accepting. I honestly think this is the best thing we could've done for our son. He's gone from a boy who disliked having his face in the water and being fearful to jumping right in and can't wait for "swim day."

He is not only learning to swim, he is learning to further his communication skills with his instructor and to use his words versus his actions to explain how he's feeling. His confidence has grown by leaps and bounds. He smiles more and feels better about himself. Rowen loves to sing, but not usually about himself, and rarely something good about himself......then one day I heard him singing happily, "I am awesome, I am the coolest, I can swim and I am good at it." It made me cry. What may seem like a little deal was actually a huge deal and only confirmed my belief that being part of Tamarack's swim program has been one of the best choices we could've made for our son. Thank each and every one you!

THANKS TO YOU Tamarack Aquatic Center's Community Mission continues:

  • Scholarships for low-income users: $35 helps 1 user for 10 visits 
  • Help get pool underwater surface refurbished: $2,500 
  • Provide additional chairs for the pool deck: $25 each 
  • Make a capital investment: pool deck resurface $7,500; new windows $25,000 
  • Sustain the programs and warm saltwater that help people of all ages and ability levels with healing, pain relief, and quality of life: Contribute any amount $



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Eugene, OR 97405

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