autism • anxiety • physical • delays • motor • sensory • trauma • discomfort

autism • anxietyphysical • delaysmotor • sensorytrauma • discomfort

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Strengthen your curriculum with our Adaptive Swim Whisperer® Certification!

The Swim Angelfish Methodology encompasses areas of focus and strategies for overcoming roadblocks for swimmers with Autism, Anxiety, Motor issues, Physical, Sensory, Delays, Discomfort and Trauma. These are the key elements of our methodology.


S Saftey
W Water Properties
I Interpreting Touch
M Managing Successful Submerging
W Ways of Processing
H Having Body & Breath Control
I Inability To Go On Their Back
S Seeking Sensory Input
P Problems Following a Plan
E Engagement and Interaction Difficulty
R Reactive (Over/Under)
E Excessive Drinking
R Rigidity (Swimmer/Instructor)
S Stroke Performance


A Action
D Discovery
A Adapting
P Physical Limitations
T Transitions
E Equipment
D Decision Making
S Self Awareness
W Well-Being
I Independence
M Modifications

The Adaptive Swim Whisperers® certification program teaches you how to assess and identify roadblocks, and how to implement the correct strategy to overcome them. Our certification program strengthens your swim curriculum by providing you with an effective, time-tested toolbox to serve swimmers with special needs.

Our Online Program is Comprehensive, Flexible, and Convenient!

  • Our online certification program is a multi-sensory platform that offers video content, case studies, practicum, quizzes, and exams to ensure you are prepared to help every type of student.
  • Our program contains information equivalent to a 3 day in person workshop done in the comfort and convenience of your own home or office, and over 90 days allowing you to absorb the course information at your own pace.
  • As long as you maintain your certification, you have unlimited access to the course material allowing you to review the content when questions arise.
  • Our program is ongoing and multi-level. We continuously provide you with more tools, information, and strategies through our educational Facebook group. You will progress through the certification levels until obtaining the Master level at year five.

Join our international community of instructors with advanced training in the expertise of adaptive swim.
Become a Swim Whisperer® and learn to address the sensory and motor challenges in ALL swimmers.

Our strategies strengthen your swim curriculum allowing you to better serve swimmers of ALL abilities. They specifically empower you to address the challenges of swimmers with special needs.

Help your swimmers with

autismanxietytraumadiscomfortmotor sensory physicaldelays

We’ve spent our entire careers committed to making a significant impact in reducing the drowning statistics and improving the lives of children with special needs! Our mission is to globally educate aquatic professionals with our toolbox of strategies to address the underlying problems of swimmers with special needs. You too can make a difference, join this mission by becoming a Certified Swim Whisperers®.

  • After 10 years of working as aquatic therapist we created Swim Whisperers® to strengthen swim curricula.

  • 2009 We designed a course for swim instructors to learn more about our methodology via DVDs and live workshops.

  • We realized that we had to reach more people than we were attending the live workshops we conducted.
  • In an effort reach more people in 2016 we launched the online certification program on our methodology.

The mission of the Swim Whisperer® Online Certification Program is to globally education aquatic professionals with our toolbox of strategies to address the underlying problem of swimmers with special needs.

You too can become a Swim Whisperer®. Enroll now!

Our Swim Whisperers® Certification Online Program includes:

  • 16+ hours of online training including video lectures and case studies.

  • A comprehensive manual.
  • A printable workbook.
  • Marketing Kit detailing everything you need to know about how to market the new skills gained during our certification program!

  • Access to our Private Facebook page for additional content and motivation and allowing you to connect with other certified instructors for support, ideas, and further knowledge!
  • Exam.

Become a Swim Whisperer® Today!

Year/Level 1 Limited Time Pricing

$599per instructor
  • 25% off the retail $799 per instructor price

Swim Whisperers® certification is valid for 12 months. You must maintain your certification to keep marketing yourself as a Certified Instructor of our Methodology.

You have 90 days to complete the online certification curriculum and exam. Once you pass the exam, you will be added to our certified instructor roster. In order to stay certified, you have to maintain your certification. Learn more about the certification maintenance requirements.

Special Needs Swim Training is Life Changing!

Join us to reduce the drowning statistics and  improve the lives of children facing autism, anxiety, discomfort, trauma, physical and motor challenges! Swim instructors face many obstacles with the rise in special needs students. Swim Whisperers® online training offers strategies to strengthen your curriculum to teach faster with less discomfort.

  • Unintentional drownings are the 5th cause of death in the US, and unfortunately, one out five people who die from drowning are children under 14 years of age. (CDC)

  • Furthermore, the mortality risk among the autism population is twice as high as the general population. (National Autism Association)

  • Drowning remains a leading cause of death for children with autism and accounts for approximately 90% of deaths associated with wandering or bolting by those age 14 and younger. (Autism Speaks)