"We don't leave anyone behind"
The ISA methodology lends itself perfectly to being comprehensively inclusive of children with special and/or additional needs. We feel that this aspect of our ethos is core to our values and practice, and children with special and/ or additional needs will follow the same programme as the rest of the children.
If you would like to know more details about our programme please, refer to the “Programme Overview” page.
We will build a trusting relationship with your child that to work with their natural reflexes and meet their needs.
We will improve your child’s development in swimming and other areas through repetition, reward and praise.
We will support and guide your child using a combination of verbal and touch cues.
More about our lessons
Our instructors are experienced in teaching children with a variety of special or additional needs. Non-verbal children often thrive in our programme as we use the nervous system via touchpoints as part of our teaching method.
You can tailor your child’s lesson length following a 10-minute slot increment charge; e.g. 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes etc. In a 20 or 30 minute 1:1 ISA lesson, there is more time for building up a relationship with the instructor, play and accelerated learning.
A programme to suit everyone
“We believe that the water is an equaliser. That it is a place that brings more opportunities to those who may have a more difficult experience on dry land”.
Meet our Stars
Additional benefits of swimming
Water safety skills, along with constant supervision is the highest recommended barriers to drowning. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of death in under 4 years according to the WHO.
Improve overall lifestyle with a low-impact activity. Strengthens the heart and lungs. Better coordination and balance from stronger muscles and joints.
Mental health benefits such as reduced anxiety and depression, better sleep and improved eating patterns.
Improved problem-solving skills and speech. Boosts self-esteem and enjoy the sensory experience of moving in the water.
Low impact exercise for the whole body, better energy levels.
Improving lifestyle with a healthy weight, heart and lungs.
Self-esteem, confidence and sensory water safety awareness.
The children in these photos are just a few of our swimmers who have been diagnosed with a special need or disability like Down Syndrome, Autism, brain damage, or visual impairment.years according to the WHO.