Hydro-Rehab & Fitness
With Claire Edwards
Join our fitness & exercise based activities run by a qualified Fitness & Aquafit Instructor, combining general swimming and exercise to improve movement and mobility.
Our aquatic activities compliment other exercise and fitness programmes. For those in chronic pain, the water's buoyancy supports the body's weight, reducing stress on the joints and minimising pain. Exercising in the water also increases circulation and improves range of motion. The water's resistance also helps build muscle strength and flexibility.
All Age Aqua-Sensory
Our programme combines fluid movements, relaxation, music, singing, signing and discovery play. There are activities for children, adults and the whole family.
We have installed state of the art visual and audio equipment and have a team of dedicated volunteers and qualified Swim Teachers, many of whom have undertaken further professional development in water therapy and sensory play.
SDSG is affiliated to the Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy.
NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme
The scheme is points based and is extremely flexible to accommodate a vast array of disabilities.
Everyone can learn a life skill!
NASCH Affiliation and Registration No: 924
Timing and Stroke Development Awards
Are you looking to improve your swimming technique or wish to complete that width or length a bit faster?
Our volunteers are on hand to time you, we also have qualified Swim Teachers available to provide advice and guidance. For adults and children of all abilities.
Members with an intellectual disability* have the opportunity to continue their development through Special Olympics (SO) GB.
We currently have a team of six Special Olympic Athletes who travel the region to compete in competitions and events.
Registered club with Special Olympics GB
Water Safety Awards
With around 48 percent of children in England, leaving primary school (Key Stage 2) unable to swim, we want to ensure that children with a disability (and their siblings) have the opportunity to keep themselves safe in and around water.
Swimming isn't just about being able to have fun in the water with family and friends (although it is and you should!). Its about knowing what to do if someone gets into trouble. Or if a strong current takes your friend away from the edge. Or if you fall in when running by a river or a canal.
Our swim teachers are there to support you in your learning and assesses you against the award scheme.
SDSG is committed to The Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter.
Supported by Springhead School, Woodlands School and many SEN Departments in local mainstream schools.
** COMING SOON **
Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology.
SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain.
Synergy Dance® Outreach
We’ve teamed up with specialist fitness provider, Synergy Active Online, to bring you unrivalled FREE workouts from a host of top instructors. These fully inclusive classes are suitable for a range of disabilities and health conditions, to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
Including online: yoga, meditation and dance programmes for children, teens, adults and seniors.
Helping you stay active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.