Swimming Toolkit

Many primary schools will take children on an intensive swimming course when they reach year 5. This can be a great opportunity for children to learn an important life skill and an activity that many children enjoy. This can also be a time of great anxiety for some children/young people with a disability or developmental difficulty and parents alike.

Parents have approached Sparkle for advice and guidance on this topic but it is important to remember that every child will react differently to swimming lessons and the support they need will also be different. For many, swimming will be an enjoyable experience.

This toolkit includes questions to ask school, what the common difficulties are that children face when they start swimming and suggestions to prepare your child. It is hoped that these will help you and your child feel more confident.

To view the tool kit, please click HERE.