Having access to a hydrotherapy pool is very beneficial for our swimmers. They benefit from being in the pool in many different ways:
- people with restricted movement experience an increased mobility
- people with muscular weakness experience an increase in strength
- people with unwanted movement find the impedance of water helps them gain control
- people with multiple and profound disabilities benefit from the multi sensory stimulation experienced through a Halliwick session.
Whatever the needs of the swimmer, Halliwick and the hydro pool offers something to everyone.
We have a Swimming Co-ordinator here at Frederick Holmes School who is a fully qualified swimming teacher, ASA Level 2, a Halliwick Instructor and has gained the Level 1 in WATSU, which is a relaxation therapy in the water.
We also have Teaching Assistants who are based solely in the hydro pool area, two of whom have attended a Foundation Halliwick Course and achieved their Green Badge. The Teaching Assistants based in the classroom are also up-to-date with the Halliwick Method, with a couple of them also attending the Foundation course.
You can contact our Swimming Co-ordinator at school on 01482 804766 (Reception) for any queries or concerns you may have.