Special Spaces and scholarships for the new aquatic therapy program at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism in Rocky River will be the beneficiaries of support from the eighth annual Swim-a-Thon on March 4 at the Rocky River Recreation Center indoor pools from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Participants are invited to swim, aqua jog or water walk. Those wishing to make a donation to either organization should contact Harlan Radford, event coordinator, at harlanrjr@yahoo.com or (440) 376-5180. The recreation facility is located at 21012 Hilliard Blvd.

There will be free refreshments and certified lifeguards on duty.

Special Spaces is a non-profit organization that gives children with life-threatening medical conditions a dream bedroom makeover.

The aquatic therapy scholarship program will benefit the families of children who attend the autism center who demonstrate financial need. Community West Foundation will manage the grant process.

Additional information is available by contacting Mr. Radford or Amy Klima, Rocky River civic center aquatics manager, at aklima@rrcity.com or (440) 895-2591.