Aquatics / P.E.

Aquatics / P.E.

The program provides a controlled introduction to the pool & teaches the appropriate & safe way to interact with water. The repetition & practice of survival skills & the ability to become acquainted with the water allows the children a chance to explore in a safe & measured environment. The activity & reinforcing environment leads to better physical fitness, lower body weight, & an increase in understanding the need & importance of ongoing physical activities. Further, there is a heightened risk of drowning for children on the spectrum which is largely magnified for Florida residents due to the expansive bodies of water in our state. This program teaches targeted water safety & survival skills, decreasing the heightened risk of downing for this population.