Athletes with Autism is kicking off the Spring 2014 Swim Session with a "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Matthaei Physical Education Building at Wayne State University. Each athlete and his/her family will be invited to individually scheduled time slots beginning at 5:30PM that evening in order to be oriented to the pool and locker room facilities, as well as, spend a brief period of time in the pool with the coaches. This time in the pool is invaluable to us, as it will help us get to know each child and assure he/she is enrolled in the session that best addresses his/her individual needs.
Your athlete will be assigned to one of the following groups based on a skill assessment completed at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" event.
Dates for the Athletes with Autism Swim Session are Wednesdays, 5/21/14-6/25/14
Group 1 6:30 PM -7:10 PM Water Exploration
Group 2 7:15PM- 7:55 PM Swim Program
Here are some basic guidelines the Athletes with Autism coaches will use when determining which swim session is right for your athlete:
-needs to learn how feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely.
-needs to learn how to float on his/her back & front, enter & exit the pool safely, and submerge his/her face underwater, blow bubbles and move through the water (walking &/or kicking).
-needs to learn how to put on a life-jacket.
-can or is ready to hold their breath & go underwater.
-can float or glide without support.
-can enter & exit the pool in deep water.
-is ready to learn backstroke &/or front crawl.
-is ready to jump into deep water with a life-jacket on.
See you May 16th at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night.
See you in the pool! :)
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