Saving Lives • Therapy • Swimming • Drown proofing


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Pool Interior

The Future Look of the Aquatic Wellness Center (AWC).

These photographs are of similar aquatic centers and a design example
of the AWC to be built in Grants Pass, Oregon.

The Aquatic Wellness Center (AWC), a non-profit organization, is the brain-child of Myrna Shaneyfelt, founder and director of the AWC. She is spearheading the whole development to create and build a community, multi-pool facility. See Myrna's Bio


The Facility

The AWC will house an oval “Lazy River” - the largest, moving, warm water pool in Southern Oregon. Built so the handicapped will also have complete access to all areas; the large 25 yard 6 lane deep water pool will have moving floors and ramp entrances for wheel chairs, plus ramps to the large family slide in the Slide Pool area. There will also be a large warm water Hydro-Therapy Pool and even a Surfing Pool, known as the “Flow Rider”. Please go to the Pool Design Page to see the plans and a complete listing of the center's features and facilities. Please also watch the 7-minute video below on Myrna and her plans for the AWC.


National Training Center

The teaching techniques developed by Myrna over the last 50 + years will be taught at the Aquatic Wellness Center. To share and continue the amazing swimming techniques developed by Myrna, the AWC hopes to become a national training center to teach and further develop these unique skills, with special emphasis on infant swimming/drown-proofing, and teaching the handicapped to swim and survive in the water. See Teaching Techniques


You Can Help

You can help be a part in helping this project succeed by making a tax-deductible donation. Please click here if you would like to donate.

Watch A Video About The AWC

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Myrna Shaneyfelt & the Aquatic Wellness Center take no responsibility for the improper usage of any training techniques shown on this site. The techniques are taught by experienced and professionally trained aquatic personal, and should not be tried by individuals that don't have proper training.