Established under the umbrella of the Students’ Society of McGill University, SWAM’s (Swimming With A Mission) mission is to provide swimming lessons specifically adapted to children with special needs—a group that is 10 times more likely than the average child to drown or be injured in a near-drowning incident.
Experience has shown that for children with special needs, one-on-one swimming instruction is a far more effective approach than group lessons. SWAM draws on a team of qualified swim instructors who volunteer their time to provide individual lessons at a cost far lower than typical private lessons. The lessons become a fun and empowering experience in addition to increasing the child’s safety.
Instructors are specially trained to teach children with a range of conditions, including:
For more information, see SWAM Montreal’s website.