Thursday, July 7, 2011

Halliwick Method to Teach Swimming

It's that time of year when most everyone wants to cool off in a pool, especially if you live in the southern USA like I do...too many days where it is 100 degrees F or above! For many of us, we want our kids to feel comfortable around the water, have safety awareness, and also learn how to swim. Some kids are harder to teach swimming to than others, and especially if the child has a medical or mental disability. Here is a link about the Halliwick method that can be used to teach swimming, it was created by a physical therapist who is an aquatic specialist. He has techniques for a variety of special needs including pediatric and orthopedic disabilities.


So go ahead, gather up your intertube, rubber duckies, and towel and head off to the swimming pool!