Special Needs Swim Program

About Our AUTISM Swimming Lessons

Many people are wondering if a kid with Autism Spectrum Disorder can learn how to swim. The answer is yes! With our certified swim instruction and their never-ending dedication, Aquastream can teach your child how to swim, regardless of the learning style they have. The main focus in our swimming lessons, when teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, is water safety and we believe this should always be considered as a main priority during every lesson.

How swimming will help a child with Autism?

Unlike other sports or physical activities, swimming guarantees success for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hence, swimming lessons for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder improve social interactions, speech, coordination, and cognitive processing skills.

Benefits Of swimming lessons 

Water Soothes & Comforts

Any physical activity in water can help relax muscles and decrease stress. Water reduces body weight and therefore decreases the stress and impact on the body — which is great for children who sometimes feel like their own body is too much to handle. Water provides a safe environment for children to learn how to regulate the force their body exerts when playing or working. The comforting hydrostatic pressure of the water relaxes them while they play. Many children are able to tolerate touch better after aquatic therapy.

Long-Lasting Therapy

Warmed to 32°C (90°F), our pool provides a calming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as it helps them understand the exertion of their body, and how it works during movements, such as during swimming drills, or playtime. The pool organically has a comforting fluid pressure that helps to relax students during swimming time. Any physical activity done in water helps to relax muscles and decreases the stressful impact on the body. Swimming lessons for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder are essential in providing them with a soothing and comforting environment while having a calming effect on their brain.


Prevents Drowning

Understanding water safety and learning how to swim can prevent accidental drowning and assist in saving many lives. Because drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for kids with Autism, especially under the age of 14, the majority of children with Autism spectrum disorder are drawn to the calming waters of a swimming pool. 

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