Vic Park Swim School first in WA to gain NDIS accreditation

Published on 25 October 2019

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The Town of Victoria Park’s Swim School has become the first in Western Australia to gain National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) accreditation.

The accreditation means the Town is the leading provider of inclusive swim programs that cater for all abilities.

Chief Executive Officer Anthony Vuleta said the Towns’ Aqua Centre had created specially designed programs to provide swimming lessons on a one-to-one, two-to-one and four-to-one ratio.

“The programs provide swimming lessons for participants with a range of developmental, behavioural, physical or learning difficulties” he said.

“Becoming NDIS accredited makes the program more financially accessible, easing the financial pressures on families attending the programs”.

Kim McMinn is the Town’s Access and Inclusion Swim Instructor. With over 15 years’ experience Kim played a large part in the development of the accredited program and developed specially designed training sessions for the Instructors delivering the program.

“Children learn in many different ways, and some need a little more time, attention and understanding,” Kim said.

“Additionally water provides the benefit of supporting a person’s full body weight, allowing the whole body to relax. For some, this may be the only time they are able to experience such a feeling.

“We hope that joining this program, for even a short period of time, will give swimmers the extra support and guidance they may need.”