Special Needs Swimming Lessons

MoovSwim - Baby Swimming Lessons

MoovSwim has AUSTSWIM-certified instructors for conducting swimming lessons of aquatics – access and inclusion, simply known as swimming lessons for the special needs. In particular, we have 10 years of experience in helping children with autism and people with physical disabilities enjoy themselves in water!

At MoovSwim, we create a reassuring, fun and calm environment for our swimmers to enjoy themselves in water safely. Our swimming lessons cater to the needs of each child and devise personalised plans for the individual to meet specific challenges. Through toys and games, we inculcate the notion of water safety and instill water confidence in our swimmers with lots of fun.

Our aquatic program at MoovSwim aims to

  • ease repetitive behaviours through the gentle, soothing environment of water
  • instill a sense of water safety and awareness, as drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death
  • act as a social outlet to enjoy parallel play at the child’s own pace

For children on the autism spectrum, the water on the body has a calming effect and reduces any enervating noises. Swimming is a gentle sport that emphasises on repetitive motion, a main avenue of learning for children with special needs. Children learn to receive clear instructions on a frequent basis and are given opportunities to carry out tasks.

According to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation (ASDF), swimming lessons can help children improve speech, coordination, social skills, self-esteem, and cognitive processing. Under MoovSwim’s swimming lessons, many children have grown and blossomed, and this continues to motivate us in our pursuit to provide an alternative avenue for therapy for these children.

MoovSwim - Baby Swimming Lessons

Depending on the child’s ability, we usually recommend private individual swimming lessons for a start to benefit from the individualised attention from the coach. Under MoovSwim’s aquatic program, our swimmers have progressed from individual classes to group classes at their own pace. Every child is different, and with persistence and routine, the children will be able to enjoy swimming in a group setting.

Parents may accompany their children, and the teacher can monitor and guide parents in their supports and techniques. Parents must assume responsibility for the supervision and learning of their children during swimming lessons.