What is Swim Whisperers?
Swim Whisperers swim lessons are specifically designed to help children overcome the 14 most commonly seen roadblocks in teaching children with Autism, sensory and motor coordination issues how to become safe independent swimmers. The instructors are trained to integrate strategies into a typical swim lesson so the child learns to swim faster and with less discomfort than traditional swim methods.
Understanding the properties of the water and the science behind why a child seeks underwater. For example, the hydrostatic pressure of the water offers their body the deep pressure to satiate their central nervous system and helps them maintain attention to the lesson. The strategy of allowing opportunity to safely submerge several times during a 30 minute swim lesson in order for the child to maintain an organized state for learning to swim is a great example of our methodology. Children learn safe ritual and routine to improve safety awareness in and around all bodies of water.
Swim Whisperers Social Story
Our quick one minute social story can be helpful to ease your child’s anxiety and help prepare them for upcoming lessons. This video will introduce your child to the various equipment used and provide them with a visual schedule of what to expect in their lessons. This visual tool will help with your child’s transition into the water.
Please let your instructor know if any other visual aide would be helpful with your child in the water.
Are you looking to register for swim lessons? Please fill out our registration forms below. Once we have your information on file, someone from our office will reach out to you to discuss your needs and find an opening that fits!
Connecticut & New York Registration Form
Massachusets & New Hampshire Registration Form
Swimming Lesson Policies
The Fearless Angel Project (TFAP)
The Fearless Angel Project (TFAP) is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awards scholarships to local families in need to be used for therapeutic and/or biomedical treatment for their child diagnosed with a documented developmental disorder and/or autism. TFAP provides Swim Angelfish Swim Lessons and Angelfish Aquatic Therapy scholarships.
If you are interested in applying for the TFAP Scholarship, please download and complete the application below and follow its submission instructions.
JT Fortin Foundation
The JT Fortin Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awards scholarships for Swim Angelfish Swim Lessons. To date they have provided over 400 swim scholarships!
If you are interested in applying for the JT Fortin Foundation Scholarship, please follow the application link below for details and instructions.