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The Academy funds disability lessons in order to provide children with special needs or a disability swimming opportunities that may otherwise be unavailable to them locally.
We run two sessions on Sundays at Fore Street as follows...
This session is for children 4 years old and upwards. Our staffing levels allow a mix of one-to-one and one-to-two support, ensuring each child gets the support and attention they need.
This session is for older swimmers, typically from 10 years old and upwards, who are able to swim with less support than the first group.
Both groups are assessed for awards, just the same as in conventional lessons.
Despite the staffing requirements, we keep the cost of these sessions to £6.84 per session (the same as conventional classes).
For disabled swimmers who want to get into the sport competitively, the club also has a Disability Squad that trains at Crown Pools and Fore Street. The Lead Coach for this squad is Ryan Crouch, who represented TeamGB in the Rio Paralympics. We are happy to recommend swimmers who are interested in pursuing this route and arrange for a trial session.