Lifeguard Tips: Helping Those with Anxiety, Autism & ADHD

Lifeguards have the most important job as aquatic professionals... SAFETY! This video is full of strategies and techniques for those swimmers that might have some difficulty due to sensory and motor issues. Swimmers with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and Physical Disabilities or other challenges may need a different type of intervention than what is typically taught. With this video you will strengthen your lifeguarding skills and have a new set of eyes that will allow you to see a potentially risky situation.

Aquatic facilities will be in better hands with the extra layer of protection of this FREE training. Learn multiple ideas about interactions with swimmers who have sensory and motor challenges. Gain tips on how to physically approach a swimmer in discomfort and learn multiple strategies to resolve the situation. Learn different types of questions you to ask someone having dome trouble will help you quickly resolve the situation.

These Lifeguarding tips are valuable for all aquatic facilities: YMCA, YWCA, Private Swim Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, swim school franchises that have a deck manager or a water watcher protocol. Deck assistants and managers will understand the slight sensory signs to approach differently and handle the situation.

If your aquatic facility is offering programs for inclusion and diversity, this is the perfect opportunity to improve your risk management and strengthen your safety guidelines for lifeguards that are watching over a variety of programs.

Learn more about becoming a Swim Whisperer Swim Instructor at https://swimangelfish.com/get-certified/. Get all the tools you will need to assess, identify and implement the correct strategies for students struggling with typical swim progression. Strengthen your Learn to Swim program with Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 of our Swim Whisperer Certification. Parents deserve to have instructors with specific training to overcome obstacles for those swimmers who have sensory and motor issues.


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The Beginning 2000

Cindy and Ailene began working in Aquatic Therapy as an extension of their therapy businesses. They connected and a wonderful partnership was formed. Together they launched in the company Angelfish Therapy.

Creation of Swim Whisperers: Special Needs Adaptive Swim Training-2009

After repeated request of numerous parents, the co- founders committed to developing a training tool so that swim instructors and aquatic professionals could strengthen their swim curriculum.

Swim Whisperers was launched in 2010 as a DVD and live workshop to begin to give Swim Instructors a way to Assess, Identify and Implement strategies within the lesson to address commonly seen roadblocks.

Striving to educate parents, caregivers, swim instructors, aquatic directors, swim school owners, on how to better work with swimmers of ALL ages and ALL abilities. Our mission to prevent drowning and globally educate with Free resources and Training!

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