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Training Webinar: Equipment for your Swimmers with Autism

Swim Angelfish Live - Equipment Webinar Are you wondering what equipment we use?  Need some new techniques for your existing equipment to use with your special needs swimmers?  Look no further. Free Training Webinar Watch the July 2017 Newsletter: Using Visual Schedule To Decrease Anxiety. For more information, tips and tricks, follow [...]

2019-04-04T08:48:14-05:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Make a Waterproof Visual Schedule

TIPS FOR USING A VISUAL SCHEDULE • Use PECS pictures, or actual pictures of the pool, the equipment, and the swimmer’s schedule for the session. • Allow your swimmer plenty of opportunities for sensory breaks or the "choice" card. • For the anxious swimmer, try allowing the swimmer to pick 3 [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:22-05:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |

Familiarize with Rescue Equipment

Familiarize Your Child With Common Rescue Equipment Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with Autism.  Unfortunately, part of the reason for an unsuccessful save for a child with autism comes from one of the roadblocks that we've identified in our training program:  "I CAN'T TOUCH THAT".  This roadblock can [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

February Newsletter

This month we will be looking at “Power of a Peer” incorporating a sibling, friend or interested swimmer into the lesson. You will find that adding another swimmer can be over stimulating and not work at all or it can make the lesson more interesting but not change the swimmers lesson. However, as you will see in this case, provide the exact motivation to improve the lesson for your swimmer.

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

January Newsletter

This month we will be looking at “Power of a Peer” incorporating a sibling, friend or interested swimmer into the lesson. You will find that adding another swimmer can be over stimulating and not work at all or it can make the lesson more interesting but not change the swimmers lesson. However, as you will see in this case, provide the exact motivation to improve the lesson for your swimmer.

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

How Swim Therapy Exhibits Results Outside of the Pool

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 [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Angelfish Around Town: Night To Shine

Ailene Tisser and Erin Saunders of Swim Angelfish will be volunteering at this fabulous event next Friday in New Canaan.  Night to Shine is a prom for special needs teens, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.  We are looking forward to emerging from the water, getting dressed up,  and walking the red carpet with so [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|