Special Needs

At A1 Academy we are experienced and qualified to work with children with special needs. There is a great comfort to children with special needs to learn within a familiar environment making your own home pool ideal.

We focus on teaching your child to be safe around water, which focuses on helping develop skills for children with intellectual and physical disabilities.

We provide individualised lessons, focused on moving children through learning goals, improving confidence whilst always maintaining safety as the overriding priority.

More than just water confidence

There have been many studies that confirm water confidence is just one part of the benefits of learning to swim and taking part in swimming lessons for those with special needs. It can improve cognitive processing, speech and coordination.

Swimming lessons also provide a safe and trusting environment that allows the learner to experience wins, grasping skills without the physical strength requirements of many other activities. This often results in a great self-belief.

Also being naturally therapeutic, swimming lessons can also bring a calming benefit to many people with special needs.

Get in contact to start your child on a path to water confidence, in the place they feel safest.