Atlanta Area TAPS Together

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Atlanta, Georgia
Application Open from June 24, 2019 12:00 AM to June 26, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Join your TAPS Family at the Georgia Aquarium for a chance to swim with whale sharks, rays, and more!

TAPS Survivors at Georgia Aquarium


Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more. You’ll get to swim with a snorkel in the Ocean Voyager exhibit with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime. 

Participants will work with trainers and get to spend 30 minutes in the water. Trainers swim with you at all times, are there to answer questions, and ensure your safety. See the Aquarium Frequently Asked Questions for details on what to expect. View the video on this page to learn what to expect for your time in the water!



Our chance to swim in the Georgia Aquarium is Thursday, July 18. There are three time slots available:

  • 11 a.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

 Please note, we will do our best to accommodate your preference but cannot guarantee it.



This opportunity is available due to the incredible generosity of our friends at the Georgia Aquarium. Your swim is at no cost to you and includes your admission ticket. Each swimmer is allowed to bring 2 family members who are not swimming. Parking and meals are not included. 



Survivors ages 12 and up are eligible for this swim. Any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water with them. 

Tickets to swim will be limited to 2 per family. Each swimmer is allotted 2 general admissions tickets for additional family members to watch. For example, a total of 6 tickets are available for the aquarium when 2 swimmers sign up. 

If you are interested in attending, please complete the online application.  Applications will be open from June 24 to 26  (look for the blue button at the top of this page at that time) and those selected will be notified by July 3.

Please note that tickets are limited and participants will be chosen via a random lottery.

If you have any questions, please email or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).