October is Down Syndrome awareness month and a perfect time to discover new tips for continued swim success. Swimmers of all types benefit from the pool, but individuals with Down Syndrome often find the pool to be a special place of inclusion, fitness, and social experiences.
In this blog, we discuss some general characteristics of Down Syndrome and how they pertain to the water and then take a deep dive into two types of sensory profiles. Both of these sensory profiles are seen with this group of swimmers. Try these tips, tricks, and strategies during your next swim lesson or water experience. If you are an aquatic professional, parent, or swim school owner, this article will provide lots of useful information.