3 02, 2017

Angelfish Around Town: Night To Shine

2019-09-05T12:52:59-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

18 01, 2017

How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Occupational Therapy

2019-09-05T12:52:59-05:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Our occupational therapy is designed to help children with special needs develop everyday skills. What is their occupation? Playing, learning, eating, socially interacting, brushing their teeth—all these things are important for children to learn. With occupational therapy, we help your child reach their highest potential by teaching them how to participate in normal activities most [...]

12 01, 2017

Therapy Thursday: Sick of Being Sick?

2017-01-12T16:33:00-05:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Therapy Thursday|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Increasing the strength of your core and respiratory muscles can make you healthier this winter!   https://youtu.be/zwB4PMaGaNI Learn more about our Adaptive Swim Programs today!

12 01, 2017

December Newsletter

2019-09-05T12:52:59-05:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: 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.

12 01, 2017

November Newsletter

2019-09-05T12:52:59-05:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: 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.

23 12, 2016

4 Ways Swim Therapy Can Benefit Someone with Special Needs

2016-12-23T15:31:34-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Recreational therapy is rising to become one of the most popular and effective methods of assisting both children and adults who have special needs, whether mental or physical. This type of therapy can include activities such as art, sports, music, swimming, activities, and more. Recreational therapy makes improving fun while addressing the physical, social, cognitive, [...]

15 12, 2016

Tips and Tricks: Your Child’s First Lesson

2019-09-05T12:53:00-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |

As a parent, there are a few things you can do to ease your swimmer into their first lesson successfully.  Throughout our 20 years of experience, we’ve found that the best way to a successful lesson is to ensure that parents feel confident, comfortable and excited about their child’s lesson with their new instructor. Your [...]

15 12, 2016

Therapy Thursday: Working with Land-Based Therapy Teams

2019-09-05T12:53:00-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Therapy Thursday|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Working with land therapists to bring therapeutic taping into the water! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3xvufYlh6o Our therapists work with our children's land-based team to reach the following joint therapy goals. Therapy Goals: 1. Increase symmetry in trunk to improve postural control, respiration, and strength. 2. Facilitate appropriate balance and equilibrium reactions. 3. Improve postural alignment and maximize independent function. [...]

14 12, 2016

A Day in the Life: Tough Lesson?

2019-09-05T12:53:00-05:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: A Day In The Life, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re a swim instructor, odds are you have experienced at least one of these lessons: You’ve had a long day, chlorine levels are high and all you can think about is getting out of that tight wetsuit. John sits down on the stairs; you can see the anxiety in his rigid body tone and [...]