You can become Autism Swim Approved as an Individual Provider or as a Surf School.

You can become Autism Swim Approved as an Individual Provider or as a Surf School.

Autism Swim are inclusive aquatic education specialists.

We offer a WORLD-FIRST certification to help you cater your teaching style and methodologies to the varying needs, goals and preferences of each participant.

Autism Swim are inclusive aquatic education specialists.

We offer a WORLD-FIRST certification to help you cater your teaching style and methodologies to the varying needs, goals and preferences of each participant.

Shouldn't everyone experience the freedom, therapeutic benefits and thrill that comes from surfing?

With 1:5 people having a disability, surfing NEEDS to become more inclusive.

We're here to help.

Shouldn't everyone experience the freedom, therapeutic benefits and thrill that comes from surfing?

With 1:5 people having a disability, surfing NEEDS to become more inclusive.

We're here to help.

Autism Swim Certification is for:

Qualified Surfing/SUP Coaches and Instructors

A qualification in Foundation Surf Coaching Course [formerly known as level 1] (Australia).

A qualification in ISA Surf Level 1 or Level 2 Certification (International) or equivalent in your country.

Certification details:

We currently have 3 full years of Training and Certification.

Our learning content is relevant to everyone, regardless of age or ability. Every person accessing the water will have their own needs, goals, learning styles and preferences.

Certification details:

We currently have 3 full years of Training and Certification.

Our learning content is relevant to everyone, regardless of age or ability.

Every person accessing the water will have their own needs, goals, learning styles and preferences.

What's included when I become Autism Swim Approved?

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Training

We provide you with a suite of online training modules which you can work through at your own pace. Once the training modules are complete, you are Autism Swim Approved!

To maintain your certification, you need to continue to interact with the monthly resources and complete the quarterly quizzes. Scroll down to see an overview of the training modules.

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Monthly online resources

These include visuals, What to do When's…, skills focuses, tip-sheets, social stories, and an array of other helpful resources designed by our clinical team.

You can check out some of the included resources here.

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Ongoing learning checks

Quizzes every 3 months to ensure your knowledge is up to date and you are understanding the content.

Don't worry, if you don't pass you can review the training modules and try again!"

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Worldwide Network of Providers

Connection with other Autism Swim Approved providers all over the world

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Marketing Resources

We'll provide you with marketing collateral that you can use to market your Autism Swim Approved status. Marketing resources include access to downloadable posters, AS approved logos, and more!

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Directory & Referrals

We'll list you in our providers listing on our website so that parents and participants can find you!

What's included when I become Autism Swim Approved?

Autism swim Training icon

Training

We provide you with a suite of online training modules which you can work through at your own pace. Once the training modules are complete, you are Autism Swim Approved!

To maintain your certification, you need to continue to interact with the monthly resources and complete the quarterly quizzes. Scroll down to see an overview of the training modules.

Autism swim Monthly online resources icon

Monthly online resources

These include visuals, What to do When's…, skills focuses, tip-sheets, social stories, and an array of other helpful resources designed by our clinical team.

You can check out some of the included resources here.

Autism swim Ongoing Learning Checks icon

Ongoing learning checks

Quizzes every 3 months to ensure your knowledge is up to date and you are understanding the content.

Don't worry, if you don't pass you can review the training modules and try again!"

Autism swim Worldwide Network of Providers icon

Worldwide Network of Providers

Connection with other Autism Swim Approved providers all over the world

autism swim Marketing Resources icon

Marketing Resources

We'll provide you with marketing collateral that you can use to market your Autism Swim Approved status. Marketing resources include access to downloadable posters, AS approved logos, and more!

Autism Swim Directory & Referrals icon

Autism Swim Directory & Referrals

We'll list you in our providers listing on our website so that parents and participants can find you!

Surfing Certification Outcomes in Year One

Introduction to Neurodiversity

What is Neurodiversity?

What characteristics might we see in our surfers who are neurodiverse?

How can we support their needs, preferences and goals?

Co-occurring conditions
Nearly three quarters of people on the autism spectrum have another co-occurring condition.
 
We talk through the most common co-occurring conditions you might see in your surfers.
Understanding behaviour

We talk through the most common behaviours you might see with your surfers, and what positive support strategies you can use to support them.

Wandering and drowning

Wandering and absconding are at a much higher risk for people on the autism spectrum, and are often the first step in the drowning process.

It is important to understand how this can be prevented, and the key points that we need to know in order to identify that an individual is struggling in the water.
Inclusive surfing

We discuss the relationship between surfing and Neurodiversity and what adaptations or inclusions your coaching style may need to help Neurodiverse surfers participate and achieve their goals.

Communication

Effective expressive and receptive communication is at the core of rapport building, skill development and overall session/lesson success.

There are so many ways our participants communicate and so many skills YOU can learn, to ensure everyone’s needs are being met. We cover it all in this module.

Sensory needs

Varying sensory needs will impact not only how your participant is feeling, but their ability to learn.

It is therefore imperative that you feel confident in your knowledge of what sensory needs may present themselves, and what strategies you can employ to support the varying sensory profiles and needs of participants.

Encouraging participation

In this module you will learn specific strategies for how to motivate your surfers to participate, and effective ways to grade your sessions

Group management

We talk through the benefits of group sessions, the skills required to best enable participation in a group session and how to address individual goals and needs within a group setting

Conclusion

A recap on the important stuff, case studies and what's next.

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