Rapidswim’s Learn to Swim programs are swimming lessons for people of all ages with an integration difficulty, who require more support than they can obtain from a regular learn to swim program.
Sessions are built around developing water awareness, confidence, safety and basic swimming skills aiming to give participants the skills to transition into community based swimming options. This might be mainstream group lessons or simply being able to safely go to the beach or local pool.
All lessons are tailored to the goals of each participant and delivered by qualified AUSTSWIM Swimming Instructors with patience, passion and a welcoming spirit.
Learn to Swim sessions have a instructor to student ratio of 1:1 with each session focused on the needs of the individual.
This program not only teaches swimming, but also various life skills including communication skills, social skills and water safety and awareness. Instructors utilise best practice techniques in assisting individuals with specialised needs such as the use of visual communication tools and provide support with transition in and out of the pool as required.
Our Instructors work specifically with families to support personal and NDIS goals and complete quarterly reports to outline aims and to record progress.
The NDIS will not cover the cost of participating in sport and recreation activities such as swimming lessons.
However if 1:1 support is required to participate in a swimming lesson, the NDIS may cover the additional cost. Please see our dedicated NDIS page for more information on accessing funding for this service HERE.
Sessions are 30 minutes in length and run on a weekly basis during school terms.
Before you attend a session, make sure you download and read through our program information fact sheet.
|Noarlunga||Noarlunga Leisure Centre||Tuesday||5.00pm – 8.00pm|
|Hampstead||Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre||Wednesday||4.00pm – 6.30pm|
|Brighton||Minda Aquatic Centre||Wednesday||6.00pm – 8.00pm|
|Brighton||Minda Aquatic Centre||Thursday||6.00pm – 8.00pm|
|Hampstead||Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre||Saturday||10.00am – 12.30pm|
|ARC Campbelltown||ARC Campbelltown Swim Centre||Saturday||12.00pm – 3.00pm|
|Thebarton||Thebarton Aquatic Centre||Saturday||12.00pm – 3.00pm|
Get in contact with our Rapidswim team about joining a Learn To Swim program HERE.