Special Needs

  • Water-Themed Family Halloween Costumes for Wheelchairs and Strollers, Too

    Are you taking your little ones out trick-or-treating this year in their strollers? Or are you looking for a fun way to incorporate a wheelchair into your child's Halloween costume? We have some clever ideas for you that are certain to make a splash – and that can incorporate a stroller or wheelchair into your water theme!

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  • Special Needs and Swimming: A Special Way to Increase Socialization

    Swimming offers an opportunity for children with special needs to actively participate in learning a sport – and our instructors at Goldfish Swim School use integrity, compassion and trust (along with a few other tools and techniques) to teach children with special needs how to swim.

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  • Baby Bonding 101: Your Baby Benefits from Swimming Lessons…on a Deeper Level

    We're parents, so we're busy. All the time. It's easy to have five other things going on while we are spending time with our little ones (dinner needs to get made, groceries retrieved, softball practice starts in 30 minutes…you know how it is). That's where enrolling your baby in swimming lessons provides even more benefits: It provides you scheduled time where it's just you and your baby, bonding.

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  • 10 Ways Goldfish Swim School Helps Kids with Sensory Disorders Learn to Swim

    A child with sensory processing disorder, feels too much or too little. Imagine that wool hat that your grandmother bought you as a child or your sock falling off in your boot. These sensations can extremely bother a typical person. For a child with sensory issues, a cotton T-shirt can feel that way -- all the time. They can also experience hyper or hypo-sensitivities in different areas of their senses including touc

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  • April is Autism Awareness Month: For Progress, Just Add Water!

    When Amanda Wilson decided to sign her boys up for swim lessons, it was for a reason close to her heart.

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  • The Science of SwimPlay®

    At Goldfish Swim School, we’re here to teach kids how to swim (and more) through our own special brand of guided play. We call it The Science of SwimPlay®.

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