Core Aquatics, an Autism Swim Approved provider, has seen progress in their swimmers with adapted teaching methods. Their advice to others is to research and prioritize swimmer safety.
Brith McLaren, with 16 years in childcare, transitioned to full-time swimming instruction, specializing in Autism Swim Approved teaching on the Gold Coast, highlighting the importance of patience and fun in inclusive aquatic education.
Wendy Baxter, a mother with an Applied Science background, became a swim teacher at 52 and now runs a private pool teaching 50 neurodiverse children weekly, implementing Autism Swim-approved methods for inclusive learning.
True inclusion means believing that every person can achieve their full potential. Using the social model of the term ‘disability’ allows us to see barriers as problems that can be solved.