Swimming for Autism/Special Needs


SWIMMING IS A LIFELONG, LIFE-SAVING SKILL FOR ALL AGES & ABILITIES

Often it is simply a lack of water safety awareness that causes danger among children with special needs. It is important to educate kids on all aspects of water safety and the skills they need to survive in and around water.

Knowing how to swim:

 

HELPS BOOST CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM

Many children with special needs have problems with confidence, but successfully learning a new skill like swimming can create confidence in other areas as well.

 

IMPROVES FITNESS & STRENGTH

Individuals with special needs can really benefit from the improvement of strength and fitness that comes with learning how to swim.

 

IMPROVES COORDINATION & RANGE OF MOTION

Swimming is an activity that improves balance, coordination and range of motion, which many individuals with special needs find challenging.