Special Announcement! We are launching a new swimming program called Splash! Angels. It is designed to address the challenges that children with autism, down syndrome, sensory disorders, behavior and physical limitations encounter when learning how to swim. The new pool we are adding at Splash! will have a ramp, and it is being specifically designed to provide easier access for our swimmers.
Splash! Training Supervisor Shelby Link and Splash! Operations Supervisor Morgan McCoy will be leading this program. Shelby holds Swim Angelfish Methodology Certification, and has 15 years experience teaching. Morgan has a BA in Psychology, many years working with children, and is certified in Swim Angelfish Methodology as well. This specific methodology training works to improve swim skills and safety for swimmers with a whole spectrum of unique challenges.
Splash! Operations Supervisor Morgan McCoy shares, “Swimming is a safety skill, and every child deserves to learn how to swim. Children’s unique learning styles should be accommodated; and while we work on this in our traditional swim lessons, we have advanced training with Splash! Angels. It is not therapy, but instead swimming lessons using special techniques to help non-traditional learners thrive in the water.”
These swimming lessons will be taught 1-on-1 to children of all ages, even as young as 2 years old. Our program will utilize teaching methods & strategies such as body awareness, relaxation & de-escalation techniques to reduce anxiety. In these classes, we focus on safety skills, drowning prevention, treading water, survival skills and more. We will be using tools such as flashcards, weights, and whiteboards to help our swimmers stay focused.
For additional information, please email Splash! Training Supervisor Shelby Link directly at shelby