Additional Needs

Additional needs classes are great for anyone that feels the traditional class format might not be suitable due to differing skills and abilities i.e. the ability to concentrate and or take instruction is often the area of concern, or physical disabilities and begin able to adapt skills to still remain safe in water environments.

The Owners of JOW have two sons with additional needs, their eldest 13 has ADHD, ASD, anxiety, motor tics and allergies and the youngest 9 has Anxiety, allergies and Asthma.

Tracy, JOW principle instructor has a strong education background specialising in early intervention and has lots of expertise working with families and people with diverse needs.

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JOW team will meet and greet and assess suitability for a program that will meet an individual needs and personal goals.

Examples of ways these programs can be modified to cater for this are;

Having more than 1 instructor on a mainstream class, creating a custom class or by working 1 on 1 i.e. a private class model.

Ask our team today about ways we can be a school who embraces diversity and inclusive practices.

We ask that all swimmers observe sun safety protocols by ensuring they are appropriately clothed and sun cream is applied before entering the pool. Ideal clothing consists of rash shirt and swimmers. Hair should be tied back and any jewellery is removed. Hair cap and goggles can be used, but are not necessary in most cases.

Whilst some classes may involve using flotation devices such as noodles or kickboards, permanent flotation devices (e.g. arm floats) are not allowed, as they can both hinder movement and provide a false sense of security to the student.

Once complete, the Joy of Water team will sit down with you and discuss what your options are, custom classes, Swimming Squad etc.

If you have any queries about this course, or would like to make a booking, contact our friendly team on 0447 226 284.