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3 reasons why standard ‘learn to swim’ classes are not suited to every child..

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They do not have the capacity to cater for children with different sensory and behavioural needs as this is not their purpose.


Instructors do not have the clinical skillset of Allied Health Clinicians to provide therapeutic interventions for those that need it. 


The class sizes are too big making difficult for the children with different cognitive and physical needs to get the attention they need to succeed. 


How a small group hydrotherapy program that assists with learn to swim is a better option.

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Allied health professional

The program is led by an experienced Allied health professional who can adapt their teaching methods for gross motor skills, including swimming. This way, children aren't stuck in the same class for years, and parents can see noticeable improvements in their child's progress, which may not be the case in traditional 'learn to swim' programs.

Behavioural & learning needs 

Behavioural and additional learning needs for children can be met accordingly because the number of children within a class is 2, allowing the clinician time to adapt teaching to what the child needs to be able to learn. Allied health clinicians are also trained and have extensive experience in teaching children with additional behavioural and learning requirements.

Cost effective

Children are able to recieve a high quality service for a cheaper price than a 1:1 session, allowing parents to be able to afford another alternative for their child if 1:1 sessions are too expensive.

Social interaction

It provides a social interaction between the children within the group, enabling their social development to also improve without being overwhelmed by having too many children in the class.

Positive environment

It fosters a positive environment for children that struggle in standard learn to swim classes, giving them a better outlook on swimming and the water. This makes them more inclined to understand and learn water safety skills and consequently be safe in the water.

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