We all need to learn to swim for safety. Swimming is particularly good for muscle development and fitness.
Water is relaxing and therapeutic. Children who have difficulty processing the sensory input in the world often find swimming to be a welcome respite
BUILDING SELF ESTEEM
Swimming is a positive accomplishment for any child. Swimming offers that opportunity to succeed that all parents want for their children.
All children need to learn to swim. In the situation of a child who is less aware of his surroundings and challenged with communication, it is even more crucial.
WATERPROOF YOUR CHILD!!!
Swimming involves coordinating arms, legs and breathing.
April 7, 2010
"Dear Floaties Swim School,
Thank you so much for teaching our daughter to swim. The Floaties team has been amazing. Since the first phone call to your swim school, we knew you were the place for her. When we told you about Emma, your staff asked about her strengths and struggles. Emma is loving and energetic 7 years old. Born with hydrocephalus, Emma has had 9 surgeries, 7 of which have been neurosurgeries. Due to her medical background, Emma’s body doesn’t always move, as her brain wants it to. This has made swimming a challenge.
As a group, you matched Emma with an instructor based on her needs. Your willingness to develop a lesson plan specific to the individual allowed her to learn her way. You placed her in a class with typical children whose swim skills were slightly more advanced so she would model her behavior after theirs. Floaties, and specifically her terrific instructor Mr. Tim, has helped her work through her frustrations, enjoy learning to swim, and feel the thrill of success. Your patience and encouragement, has made all the difference. Learning to swim is a process, particularly for kids with special needs, and you never gave up on her.
We are very grateful that your team has always seen Emma that way we do, as spunky fun-loving little girl. We look forward to the day she earns a ribbon at her first fun meet. We give our sincerest thanks."
Karen & Pattric Rawlins
Floaties Swim School