Inclusion of swimmers with a disability

This publication contains information on teaching swimmers with a disability. It does not aim to cover every disability but to give an insight into the main disabilities that a teacher might meet in a club/ teaching session

Throughout the publication, reference will be made to the fact that teaching methods are the same for all swimmers.

The ASA has an Equal Opportunities policy. Inclusion of swimmers is very much encouraged in the belief that all swimmers should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Swimmers with a disability have the same range of ability, from non-swimmers to elite performers. Their interests range from social to competitive swimming, together with many other water based activities.

There is, therefore, a need for teachers to become better informed so that all have access to the best possible teaching practices.