Adapted aquatics for children with severe motor impairments

Phillip Conatser, Eric James, Ulku Karabulut

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Available research clearly shows that more children who have disabilities, including those with severe disabilities, are participating in swimming programs as well as wanting to be taught in a regular aquatic class without being segregated. Aquatic instructors need to prepare lessons that include children both with and without disabilities. This means that aquatics instructors need to understand and be willing to implement unique teaching and managerial techniques that foster the safe and successful learning environment for all children. While the task of teaching children who have severe disabilities may seem difficult at first, with a little knowledge and experience, instructors can become better teachers to all children, gain confidence in their instructional skills, and see more positive and successful performances in their aquatic programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
JournalInternational Journal of Aquatic Research and Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2019


  • Adapted aquatics
  • Inclusion
  • Instruction
  • Severe disabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science


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