There are many benefits for wearing goggles in swimming lessons: your child puts their eyes in the water and becomes more confident with learning new skills. Because of this, it can sometimes feel … [Read more...] about Water Safety Lessons for parents and carers: Learning to swim without goggles
Hamlatul is an Autism Swim Approved Instructor in Malaysia. Here, he shares his swimmers' most recent triumph. "On 13th April 2019, I joined 8 of my students in the inaugural Autism Swim Open … [Read more...] about Autism Swim participants tackle ocean swim
Our understanding of autism has changed and developed so much over the last 100 years. Nowadays, autism is very much looked at with a strengths-based approach. In this month's blog, you can learn all … [Read more...] about Timeline of our understanding of Autism
A swim school in Sunderland has become the first in the United Kingdom (UK) to become an Autism Swim Approved Centre. Welcoming In At The Deep End (IATDE) to the Autism Swim community. As if that’s … [Read more...] about Autism Swim sponsors swimmer in the UK
For children with autism, drowning is a very real threat. A program in New Windsor is changing that. By Steve Israel 11-year-old Adrian Gokey was initially very curious about water, and … [Read more...] about LIFE-SAVING LESSONS
What's a Social Enterprise? Autism Swim is structured as a social enterprise. Social Enterprises are quite a new concept in Australia, however they are dramatically on the rise. There are an … [Read more...] about What’s a social enterprise? How can I help?
At 2 we took our son Jake to swimming lessons. We were apprehensive but hopeful, he seemed to love water and at that stage he wasn’t diagnosed. He screamed, clung to me and resisted everything. Didn’t … [Read more...] about Jake’s story
Why is the holiday period a particularly high-risk time? Here are some of the potential increased risk factors: The heat. Hotter weather means more people flocking to waterways to cool off. People … [Read more...] about Staying safe over the holidays
Are they Autism Swim Approved?If you’re not sure, visit Autism Swim’s website. What are their child protection policies?Consider working with children checks, social media, visitors on premises, and … [Read more...] about Top 5 things to look for when selecting a swim centre/instructor for your child.
I decided that there was need for swimming teachers when our eldest son was 2, and friends’ 3-year-old son went missing on their farm and was found drowned in the irrigation channel (we lived opposite … [Read more...] about Trish’s Swimming Instructor Journey