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Aquatic Therapy

A young boy takes part in an Aquatic session in the pool with a female therapist. He is balancing on a mat and laughing with the woman.

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Rapidswim Aquatic Therapy provides water based therapy designed to improve areas that impact the everyday functioning for people with disabilities.

Our ongoing 1:1 Aquatic Therapy sessions with a qualified therapist provide a supportive environment to support our clients toward achieving their goals.

Inclusive Sport SA therapists utilise best practice techniques in assisting children with specialised needs such as the use of visual communication systems, support at times of transition, and recognition and support to assist with sensory and motor dysfunction.

Our therapists work specifically with families to support NDIS participant goals and complete quarterly reports to outline aims and to record progress.

Download a copy of our Aquatic Therapy information flyer HERE.

What Can Aquatic Therapy Assist With?

Interventions can help but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Gross Motor Skills – strength, balance and coordination to facilitate the development of walking, running, climbing and participation in meaningful sporting activities.
  • Fine Motor and Hand Skills – developing pincer grip, hand and finger strength and in hand manipulation to facilitate the development of hand skills, such as for using cutlery and writing.
  • Communication Skills – expressive language and following instructions to enable the person to meaningfully communicate with others.
  • Social Skills – team work, taking turns and sharing with others to enable better participation and inclusion with peers.
  • Water Safety & Water Awareness – to better enable the person to go on to learn to swim and be safe in aquatic environments.

Aquatic Therapy & the NDIS

Inclusive Sport SA are a registered provider for Aquatic Therapy through the NDIS.

For information on using NDIS funding for this service please see our dedicated page HERE.

A female aquatic therapistr is teaching a young girl in a swimming pool.

Aquatic Therapy Program Details

Our Aquatic Therapy sessions are 30 or 45 minutes in length and are run on a weekly basis in conjunction with the school terms.

Before you attend a session, make sure you download and read through our program information fact sheet.

Program Venue Day Time
Brighton Minda Aquatic Centre Monday 9.00am – 3.00pm
Brighton Minda Aquatic Centre Monday 4.00pm – 7.45pm
Brighton Minda Aquatic Centre Tuesday 3.00pm – 7.30pm
Mile End CHG Mile End Wednesday 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Brighton Minda Aquatic Centre Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Mile End CHG Mile End Saturday 10.30am – 2.15pm

Enquire Today

Get in contact with our Rapidswim team about joining an Aquatic Therapy program HERE.

Learn More About Rapid Swim

1:1 Swimming lessons for people with disability of all ages with our AUSTSWIM qualified instructors.

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Resources for Rapidswim Aquatic Therapy and Learn to Swim program participants and their families/caregivers.

Keeping with the government’s regulation, all events have been postponed until further notice.

Information on accessing NDIS funding for Rapidswim programs, service agreements and how to get in contact with our team here.