Aqua Sensory – An attuned approach to water

We are often in a set pattern of DOING rather than BEING, racing to get from A to B, rushing through a schedule of activities In the world of swimming in particular, the ethos of moving, doing, achieving has very much conditioned the way we think and teach in the...

Sound, Water and Babies

  Swim classes are full of sound! The natural acoustics of the pool, the echoes, the buzz of air fans, voices of children, teacher’s instructions and in many baby and early learning swim lessons; rhymes and songs. Here at Aqua Sensory we take ‘all’ the pool...

Swim and sign

  As teachers we are always looking for ways to engage with our swimmers more. Using signing in the pool is a powerful form of communication to reach all types of learners. Sign language can enhance the learning process by bringing visual, auditory and...

Are you water happy?

Water happy people are people who are happy in the water The positive feedback loop that goes back to the brain and reinforces our feeling of joy It is impossible to smile or feel happy when we are nervous or scared, or when we are pushed to do things we don’t like....

Baby swimming is the perfect way to bond

Baby swimming is the perfect way to bond and Aqua Sensory offers so much more…. Often, I question WHEN parents should start baby swimming. During the first few months, babies actually need very FEW structured activities. What is more important is; Being close to their...

Slow down part 2 – The pace of the pool

In part 1 of this blog series, we explained how an adult’s brain processes sensory information at a different level and speed to that of a child’s. Now, let’s think and feel the pace of the pool from a child’s perspective. Part 2 – The child’s...
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