Swim Angelfish swimming lessons go far beyond getting children with special needs comfortable in the water. While learning to swim and interact with water is the evident part of swimming lessons, the benefits of swimming for special needs children transcend the pool. Below are some of the many ways swimming has a positive impact on life away from the pool. 

Motor Skills 

When you child learns about controlling their body in water, you will notice an improvement when they are outside of it as well. Swimming implements muscle repetition and control, as water slows down movements. Learning to swim can improve the coordination of movements such as walking, running, and doing other activities besides swimming.  

Strength

As mentioned above, swimming is an exercise that implements repetitive movements which will improve strength. Movement within the hydrostatic pressure of water is a great way for children to improve their strength in an environment they feel comfortable in. 

Sensory Issues 

Children with Autism can face many sensory processing issues, often getting distracted or overstimulated by things that are happening around them. In a pool, children will be experiencing the feeling, temperature, and sounds of the water. They will also be working closely with an instructor and perhaps be near other people in the pool. Many children with autism react better to touch after going through swimming lessons and swim therapy.  

Social Interactions

During swim lessons, children will be working closely with their instructors and could be experiencing interactions with others at the pool as well. Swimming lessons will naturally be a place for your child to work on their socialization and improve their communicatory skills. 

Swim Lessons From Swim Angelfish

Are you interested in learning additional information about the benefits swimming lessons or aquatic therapy could provide for your child? Contact us today to learn more about our swim classes and all that we do.