Seal Swim School teaches children of all ABILITIES! We believe if a child has a disability in one area he/she will have abilities in others. We do not deny any child the opportunity for swim lessons. As long as swimming is not detrimental to a child (tracheotomy, severe burns or open wounds) we are excited to get them in the water. Your child's individual abilities will determine if they need group or private lessons. We love to integrate children with special needs into group lessons if they are ready and able. We appropriately challenge all our students, set achievable goals and expectations.
We teach children with Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Paralysis, Genetic disorders, Sensory Integration Disorders, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments and learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD.
Our Director, Erin Seal Grande has dedicated her career and education to teaching swimming to children with special needs. She received her bachelor degree from the University of Florida in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education. She then went on to earn a Masters degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences where she studied Adapted Physical Education and specialized in Adapted Aquatics. Erin trains our staff to teach children with special needs, she speaks at conferences across the nation and updates her training as often as possible.