ASD Sensory Programme – Liverpool Swimming Academy

What are customers say – Liverpool Swimming Academy

“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 (even posed for a pic….never happens lol) only emphasised that I had made a good decision in trying him with Kathy’s sessions. Thank you and cannot recomend enough xx” Clair Horrocks

The Benefits of our Academy ASD Sensory Swimming Programme
  • Private Room
  • Bespoke Swimming Programme
  • Relaxing Sensory Experience
  • Warm Water


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Speedo googles. We find these goggles with easy adjust strap excellent for children with sensory issues.

Liverpool Swimming Academy Pool

Here at Liverpool Swimming Academy we our fortunate to have our very own pool to deliver our ASD sensory programme.  The pool is located in a private room within a gym complex this makes an ideal setting for children/adults with ASD and sensory diffculties.

The pool presents a safe environment without deep water and is favourable for those with irrational fears or no fear, sensory isssues and communication difficulites.

Pool temperatue is kept between 33 and 35 celcius making a perfect setting for children/adults who have sesnsory difficulties particulary relating to temperatue.  Also we allow parents to sit on the poolside so reducing children’s anxiety and increasing the enjoyable experience of the lessons.

ASD/Sensory swimming lessons that are tailored to suit the individuals very specific needs 
  • This factor has several benefits to children’s overall progress for reasons explained below

The pace of the lessons is dictated by the child’s needs with plenty of opportunities 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.

One of the greatest challenges when learning to swim for children with ASD 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 keep them above the surface:)”

Term time lessons are delivered mid week after school between 3.30 and 7pm. 

One to  one – £18.00 per lesson – Paid in advance on a calendar month basis

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

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy

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