SWIMkids USA offers a special swim program that is designed to provide an educational and therapeutic environment for children with special needs.
SWIMkids USA President and Certified Teacher Lana Whitehead developed all the lesson plans. We continually train our instructors to work with special needs children. While our lessons may appear simplistic and fun are in reality carefully orchestrated and tailored to each child's special needs and abilities.
The aquatic environment is excellent for "special children" because water exercise has these benefits:
Through participation in the program, the "special child" learns to feel more positive about himself/herself in an environment that promotes success mixed with fun and play.
He is able to forget about his limitations while learning new behaviors, skills and learning strategies. The goals of the program are to increase the child's self-esteem, strength, coordination and swim skills.