Special Needs Swim Lessons

Special Needs Swim Lessons in Knoxville, TN

The American Red Cross notes that “children with autism spectrum disorder are 160 times more likely to experience nonfatal and fatal drowning than their typically developing peers.” We know it can be hard to find the right people to work. You’ve found them right here! Our curriculum was developed by a Special Educator who knows how to adapt all of our skills for any type of disability. Take special needs swim lessons with us in Knoxville, TN so your child can learn to swim at their own pace.

What swimming skills can a person with special needs acquire?

As you can imagine, this is very dependent on the student and their disability. We have had students with autism who are pre-verbal and non-verbal that could swim all the way across the pool. We have had students with cerebral palsy learn to swim in an adapted manner. We continue to learn and grow as we teach more students with disabilities so we can best serve everyone!

How many swim lessons should I book for a person with special needs?

We recommend starting with 10 swim lessons to give us the best chance to see what the student can do. We can’t guarantee that they will learn to swim independently, but we will take them as far in our curriculum as we can to give them the best chance of learning to swim.

What to Expect

3 Lesson Money-Back Guarantee

We encourage you to book all the lessons you need so you don't miss them when they fill up, it's risk free!

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Curriculum

– Beginner with little to no swimming experience
– (Ages 3+) Will NOT willingly and independently put their entire face in the water for 5 seconds
– (Ages 1 – 2) Will NOT willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
– Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

– Beginner with little to no swimming experience
– (Ages 3+) Will NOT willingly and independently put their entire face in the water for 5 seconds
– (Ages 1 – 2) Will NOT willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
– Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

– Beginner with little to no swimming experience
– (Ages 3+) WILL willingly and independently put their face in the water for 5 seconds
– (1-2 year olds) WILL willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
– Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

Goal of Level 2: Make independent forward progress for 5 seconds

Already able to do the following:
– Make independent forward progress with face in the water for about 5 seconds

Goal of Level 3: Swim 12 yards with “pop-up” breaths or “roll over” breaths AND perform first safety sequence (jump in, turn, get to wall, exit)

Already able to do the following:
– Swim 12 yards with “pop-up” breaths or “roll over” breaths
– Perform first safety sequence (jump in, turn, get to wall)

Goal Level 4: Deep end swim test- jump in, swim 20 yards, tread water 1 min, float on back for 1 min, swim 5 yards to wall and exit

Already able to do the following:
– Deep end safety test- jump in, swim 20 yards, tread water 1 min, float on back for 1 min, swim 5 yards to wall and exit

Goal: Swim 25 yards at a beginner level of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, side stroke and elementary backstroke AND retrieve toy off bottom of deep end

Already able to do the following:
Swim 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, side stroke and elementary backstroke AND retrieve toy off bottom of deep end

Goal: Swim 100 yards continuously using the freestyle technique with side breathing, as well as stroke refinement

Our Teaching Philosophy

The All Knox Swim Teaching Philosophy is what we call the family oriented model. The family oriented model is a way of teaching swim lessons and water safety that incorporates the whole family. There are two aspects of the family oriented model:

Family Involved Swim Lessons

Water Safety for the Whole Family