At Swimming Buddies we aim to help all our buddies reach their full potential in swimming and stay safe in the water while making some new friends along the way.
For children with autism swimming can be a very therapeutic activity, calming the sensory overloads of our world. As autistic children view, feel and understand the world in a unique way it means that the teaching process for learning to swim must be unique also. Our coaches have experience with children with autism and understand the best teaching techniques to use while helping children to stay safe in the water. Coaches have wide and varied experience and focus on child centered learning with adaptable teaching methods, using visual aids and supports to help with processing key points of swimming and water safety.
Swimming Buddies is an accredited Autism Swim centre the only one of its kind in Europe and we are delighted to follow their continual professional development program ensuring the children get the best experience from their sessions. We feel children work best alongside their peers and it gives everyone a chance to make some new buddies, our classes have a ratio of 3:1 or 1:1 and last 30 minutes with all coaches remaining in the water at all times. Numbers at our pool are kept to a minimum and we offer a quieter pool space with dimmed lights to allow the best sensory experience.
Swimming Buddies – Fun and Friendship through Swimming