Hamlatul Hawary Bin Azizan is a MSTA swimming teacher and Director at Hawary Sport Centre (HSC). He specialized in Autism Swimming. His passion for the special needs has led him to launch his exploration journey overseas to countries of Britain, Australia, New Zealand and USA. Throughout his exploration journey in autism swimming, Hamlatul had gain tremendous knowledge and experience new learning methods. One of his great achievements in his career is the publication of a book title “Swimming for Autism”. His experiences and enthusiasm has made him one of the ideal teachers’ to teach Autism Swimming in Malaysia.
He was involved in voluntary work before by teaching the blind people from Gurney Training Centre (GTC) from Malaysia Association for the Blind (MAB) Brickfields KL and Deaf Group from Deaf Association KL.
- Autism Swim Instructor, Autism Swim (AS). Australia
- Swimming with Autism Instructor, Aqua Pros Swim School. United States
- Hallwick Aqua Therapy, Hallwick Britain
- STA People with Disabilities, STA Britain
- STA Aquatic Tutor Certification, STA Britain
- Author Book Swimming for Autism 2017
- Pioneer in Autism Swimming Program (ASP) in Malaysia
- Event Organizer for Open Water Autism Swimming Challenge, Port Dickson 2017
- Speaker and Instructor for Autism Swim Workshop (HSC)
It is a rare opportunity to get to showcase special children doing special things. Thus when we do, the whole world should know. These children are indeed extraordinary individuals we seldom see because they make huge efforts to face and conquer their many obstacles to create magical moments. Today such moment has been created when 2 heavenly sons (I love to call my autism swimmers this way) dare to challenge themselves to face enormous obstacles to swim across 1km of open water in the ocean at Pulau Redang.
This special event is organized by Hawary Sports Centre. The swimmers, under Hamlatul Hawary’s supervision, have gone through intensive training for 3 months with the cooperation of the Early Autism Project (EAP) to build up discipline, proper training, trust as well as self-confidence. The power of moral support and encouragement from parents has enabled the heavenly sons to prove that they are able to swim and face all the obstacles in the ocean and successfully complete the challenge within the set time limit.
We noticed that these special kids are often dramatic and it is not easy to train them to be focused on any activity. We need huge patience and lots of love especially, to handle them. They are the first and only bravest heavenly swimmers from Malaysia who have successfully completed this great feat. A big congratulation to our heavenly sons’ coaches and to the parents involved in this event. Thank you for this unforgettable moment. Mohammad Dzarif and Sinan, both of you are incredible and you inspire us all!
Dr Hazlita, ( Dzarif mother )
Rumah Kelab Sri Ayu, Jalan 14/55A
Setiawangsa Kuala Lumpur 54200