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  • Writer's pictureGlynis Sheppard

🌟 SEN swimming lessons 🏊


At Swim with Style, we believe that swimming should be accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. That's why we're proud to offer our specially designed SEN (Special Educational Needs) sessions, tailored for children with disabilities that prevent them from accessing mainstream group lessons.

Our SEN group sessions provide a supportive environment where a parent/guardian joins their child in the water. This ensures that each child feels safe, comfortable, and encouraged throughout the lesson. With personalised attention and guidance, our experienced instructors help children build confidence, develop essential water skills, and enjoy the many benefits of swimming.

In addition to our group sessions, we also offer private SEN lessons where the pupil can enter the water with our teachers. These one-on-one sessions allow for even more focused instruction, catering to the individual needs and abilities of each child.

Swimming is not just a recreational activity; it's a life skill. For children with special needs, learning to swim is particularly invaluable. Here's why:

1. Safety: Water safety is crucial for everyone, but it's especially important for children with special needs who may be more prone to accidents. Learning to swim equips them with essential water safety skills, reducing the risk of drowning.

2. Physical Benefits: Swimming is a low-impact activity that provides excellent cardiovascular exercise. It helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination, benefiting children with physical disabilities.

3. Sensory Stimulation: Water provides unique sensory experiences, stimulating the senses in a calming and therapeutic way. Swimming can help children regulate sensory input, making it beneficial for those with sensory processing disorders.

4. Confidence Building: Mastering new skills in the water boosts self-esteem and confidence. For children with special needs, who may face challenges in other areas of life, achieving success in swimming can be incredibly empowering.

5. Social Interaction: Our group sessions offer opportunities for social interaction and peer support. Children learn to communicate, take turns, and cooperate with others in a fun and inclusive environment.

By making swimming accessible to all children, we aim to promote inclusion, confidence, and wellbeing. Our SEN swimming lessons are not just about learning to swim; they're about creating positive experiences, fostering independence, and helping every child reach their full potential.

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