There are various extra equipment and toys used during SDSG sessions and activities
There is a small set of weight hoops for the more adventurous.
Various watering cans and buckets to play with.
To help develop teamwork we have a set of floating goals so we can organise various games, including water polo.
Various Sinking Toys
We have various sinking toys to aid development and provide hours of fun.
Swim Pixs - Story Board & Strokes Kit
A perfect tool for any swimming lesson, SwimPix were developed with additional needs in mind.
SwimPix are designed to give a clear picture of a swimming skill or stroke being demonstrated by the teacher. The clarity of the cards make them accessible for non-English speakers and those with hearing difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD, visual and kinaesthetic swimmers. They provide a versatile, visual aid for storyboarding your training sessions.
Swim Pixs - Communication Kit
The Communication Set helps swimmers with communication challenges feel comfortable and safe by supporting them to express how they are feeling without words.
A pool noodle is a cylindrical piece of buoyant polyethylene foam, sometimes hollow. Noodles are used by people of all ages while swimming. Pool noodles are useful when learning to swim, for floating, for rescue reaching, in various forms of water play, and for aquatic exercise.
Swim Float Jackets
Everyone Active and SDSG have a selection of Swim Float Jackets available for both children and adults to use.
We have a set of stopwatches to time your widths and lengths. Can you beat your personal best?
We have a large set of weighted seaweed to create interest and an intriguing game.
We have a number of Kickboards available, which help you to target your legs, isolating them so you can practice your kick stroke, improve your balance, or work on your leg strength.
Floatsation® is a swimming aid made of a unique matrix of balls giving total support, flexibility and independence in water for people of all abilities, disabled and non-disabled, young and old. SDSG has purchased various pieces, including the Big Citrus bed, Flexi tubes and the mini citrus.
To help our swim teachers give clear demonstrations of swim positions and transitions.
Deep End Boom
We can put a thick foam boom across the deep end of the pool to help those who would benefit from something to steady themselves while at the deep end.
Basket Ball Set
Our swim teachers regularly organise a group game of basket ball and the equipment is available for familiarisation during the session.
Depending on the movement, aquatic dumbbells can strengthen the muscles in your shoulders, arms, chest, back and core. Common exercises include arm curls, flys, breast stroke arms, bicycle arms and punching down and forward. They are regularly used during our Hydro-rehab & Fitness activities.
Aquafix Swim Support
Great support at 2 meters long, which can be tailored to the individual swimmer.