ASD Sensory Swimming Programme

What our customers say...
Clair Horrocks
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"Words cannot express how well my son has done since his one to one sessions with Kathy. Before these sessions he had tried group swimming lessons. However, at the time he just couldn't cope with that kind of setting. Kathy, with her approach and strategies (along with some funky sensory equipment my son loves), has had my son swimming underwater and on his back. Tonight he got a certificate and seeing how happy this made him (he even posed for a pic which never happens lol) only emphasised that I had made a good decision in trying him with Kathy's sessions. Thank you and cannot recommend enough xx"

The Benefits of Our ASD Sensory Swimming Programme


  • The pace of lessons is entirely dictated by the child’s needs, with plenty of opportunity for children to explore the sensory feel of the warm water.
  • The swimming instructor gives attention solely to the individuals often complex needs.
  • Swimming skills are presented to the children in small incremental steps and practised repeatedly until the child feels at ease and is ready to move onto the next step.
  • Activities and skills are introduced slowly so the individual has time to process the information before moving onto the next stage.

Underwater Work

  • One of the greatest challenges when learning to swim for children with ASD and sensory issues is underwater work. To overcome fears, we gently guide the children through this process from blowing bubbles in the water through to retrieving objects from the pool floor.

“Once the children feel at ease with going underwater we have difficulty keeping them above the surface!”

Lesson Times

Term time lessons are delivered Friday after school between 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm (subject to availability).
• The 6:15 pm session is aimed at children who are engaged in learning but benefit from a smaller group setting.
• The 6:45 pm session is aimed at children who are engaged in sensory play.


• Small group sensory lessons - £12.00 per lesson (paid in advance of a 6 week cycle)
• One to one - £25.00 per lesson (paid in advance on a calendar month basis)

We hope that you will join us for the ASD Sensory programme. If you are interested in finding out more information or would like a place reserving then please fill in our contact form or call us on 0151 345 5005 and we will be happy to answer any questions!