Swimming can be a great outlet for anyone but especially for adaptive swimmers or special needs swimmers, even those with the most severe disability can have a wonderful time in the water. Swimming lessons can be very beneficial for swimmers of all ages and all needs. Continue reading Swimming is a Great Outlet for Individuals with Special Needs
One of the highlights of our jobs as swim instructors is being able to work with students with different abilities. Swimming is a great physical outlet and life-saving skill for anyone, but for those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges, it is even more important.
Many times, these children and adults are naturally drawn to water, and swimming can aid in both their safety as well as their physical health, coordination, social interaction, and self-esteem. Swimming can help teach individuals with a number of developmental issues, including autism spectrum disorder, motor planning challenges, auditory processing problems, and attention deficit disorders. It also aids orthopedic, neurological, and congenital issues, such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Down syndrome. Continue reading Adaptive Aquatics, Swimming for Everyone!