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Learn To Swim

Learning to swim has a range of benefits including improved health and fitness. 

Swimming is a popular activity for disabled adults and children. Some of the benefits swimming can offer are:

  • Fosters physical fitness and motor skill development
  • Improved confidence and comfort in and around the water
  • Ease from tight or painful joints and tendons thanks to water bouyancy

Swimming is great for people of all ages and it is never to late to learn.

The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation's community programme is available to enhance the lives of physically disabled young people by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation. Information about the Activity Fund for financial support can be found here.

You can use Swimming New Zealand's Find a Quality Swim School to locate your nearest provider. You can also use Halberg's Sports Club Finder tool to match your nearest Swim School. Use these tools to find a provider and ask about swimming lessons for people with disabilities.