Water Safety and Swimming Skills
Our Special Needs Programme focuses on water education, developing water safety and swimming skills.
We offer tailored lessons that are customised to each individual’s requirements, the objective being to help them build self-confidence, become physically active, improve self-esteem and learn the life-saving skill of swimming.
We use visual aids and repetitive routines to provide a positive experience and emphasise strengths and unique attributes of each swimmer. We believe every person is unique and therefore each swimming lesson is delivered in accordance with the swimmers preferences and abilities in mind.
Our team has years of experience in the field of learning to swim with special needs, such as:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Down’s Syndrome
- Hearing Impairment
- Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hip Dysplasia
- Talipes (club foot)
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle-bone disease)
We also work extremely hard to be inclusive, and meet every individual’s requirements.
If you would like to know more or have a particular concern, please contact us to discuss how we can help meet your needs.
Talking to your health professional
Even though all members of our team have access to medical groups and are well equipped to deal with special needs children, we do not presume to be medical experts.
We therefore ask parents to consult with their doctor/surgeon prior to commencing swimming and bring along a written letter which states swimming will be beneficial for the child. This is for our children’s safety and in our world, safety always comes first.
You have helped Emma so much - it's so lovely to see her more confident and happier in the water. Thank you for all your time and patience and great teaching.
Zach has really enjoyed his lessons and come so far since joining as a beginner. We really appreciate the support he has been given.
Thank you and all of your staff who have helped James over the years. It has been our great pleasure to watch you patiently and kindly working with him to get such amazing results. We wish all his teachers could be like you.
Alice enjoys her sessions so much and the relationship she has with her teacher is helping her to develop into a more confident individual.
Arthur had a great time swimming with you in the Easter holidays. His teacher was absolutely fantastic.
We really appreciate the various steps you are taking to help our children settle and make progress.