Disability Swimming For Parents

If you are the parent or carer of a child with disabilities or special needs ensure they don’t miss out on all the fun and skills that can be gained by getting wet!

Check out our video at the top of the page. Head of ASA learning and education Ian Freeman offers his top tips for parents of children with disabilities. Swimming is a great activity for improving health and fitness and is often prescribed for children with a physical disability as a form of therapy because the water is weight bearing.

It's also a great leveller and brings a feeling of equality.  Once the swimmer is in the water often any physical disabilities are irrelevant.

Joining in with lessons or getting involved in a club is a good way for making those all important social connections for your child.

Meanwhile the sensory element of the water can stimulate interaction in children with emotional, behavioural and communication disorders and neurological conditions such as autism.

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