Additional & Special Needs Workshops

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 

In our time together, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of the expected behaviours of children with ADHD in aquatic environments. From common scenarios that may arise during Learn to Swim programs to the unique challenges presented in competitive swimming, we are here to equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to ensure a positive and enriching experience for every child.

Overview of Expected Behaviours:

  • Gain insights into the typical behaviours exhibited by children with ADHD in swimming settings.
  • Understand the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive environment for their growth.
    Common Scenarios and How to Deal with Them:
  • Explore real-life scenarios that may unfold during swimming sessions.
  • Learn practical and effective strategies to navigate and address challenges, fostering a positive atmosphere for both the child and instructors.
    How to Help Children with ADHD in Learn to Swim:
  • Discover tailored approaches and teaching methods that cater to the unique needs of children with ADHD during their early swimming experiences.
  • Uncover strategies to enhance learning, engagement, and overall enjoyment for these young swimmers.
    How to Help Children with ADHD in Competitive Swimming:
  • Delve into the world of competitive swimming and understand the specific challenges faced by children with ADHD.
  • Learn effective coaching and support techniques to empower these young athletes to excel in their competitive pursuits.

As we embark on this journey together, our goal is to provide you with valuable insights, practical tips, and a deeper understanding of how to create a positive and inclusive swimming environment for children with ADHD. Let’s make waves in fostering a love for swimming that transcends barriers and encourages the potential in every child.

Navigating Swimming Challenges for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This webinar is designed to provide valuable insights and strategies for swimming instructors, coaches, parents, and caregivers who support children with ASD in their aquatic journey. Autism Spectrum Disorders encompass a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviours. Understanding the unique needs and behaviours of children with ASD in swimming settings is crucial for creating inclusive and supportive environments where they can thrive.

Throughout this webinar, we will delve into the expected behaviours of children with ASD in swimming, common scenarios encountered, and effective strategies to address them. From initial water introduction to advanced competitive swimming, each stage presents distinct challenges and opportunities for growth. By exploring practical approaches and evidence-based techniques, we aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate a positive and enriching swimming experience for children with ASD.

Join us as we explore how to assist children with ASD in Learn to Swim programs, providing tailored support to enhance their water confidence and safety skills. Additionally, we will discuss strategies for integrating children with ASD into competitive swimming environments, focusing on fostering their strengths and promoting social inclusion.

By the end of this webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs of children with ASD in swimming, along with practical strategies to create inclusive, supportive, and rewarding aquatic experiences for all participants. Let’s dive in and embark on this journey together, as we strive to make swimming accessible and enjoyable for every child, regardless of their abilities.

Understanding Down Syndrome in Swimming

This is a comprehensive course designed to equip swimming teachers and coaches with the knowledge and strategies necessary to support children with Down syndrome in both learn-to-swim and competitive swimming settings. Down syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by cognitive delays, specific physical features, and other health related problems presents unique challenges and opportunities in the swimming environment. This course aims to provide insights into the expected behaviours of children with Down syndrome in swimming, common scenarios encountered, and effective strategies for teaching and coaching and assisting these children.

Children with Down syndrome may exhibit a range of behaviours and characteristics that can influence their swimming experiences. Some common behaviours and characteristics include:

  • Sensory Sensitivities
  • Communication Challenges
  • Motor Skills Development
  • Social Interaction

We will tackle how to deal with the above and focus on the importance of recognizing the unique needs and abilities of children with Down syndrome in swimming environments. By understanding their expected behaviours, addressing common scenarios with patience and empathy, and implementing effective teaching and coaching strategies, swim teachers and coaches can create inclusive and rewarding swimming experiences for children with Down syndrome.