The funding received from the Lang Foundation helped Dundee City Aquatics to fund ‘Learn to Swim Classes’ for some children who, due to their disabilities, were unable to join-in regular swimming lessons. The classes helped to give them all a chance to learn an important life-skill and water-confidence in a safe and encouraging environment. It also allowed them to have fun in the water. and play with suitable supervision The classes also gave the parents some respite from looking after their children. The funding received was vital in providing these classes as due to the varying nature in age, swimming ability and their individual disabilities the children required a lot of support in the pool which meant a lot of qualified teachers were required to run the classes, some providing one-to-one teaching. The classes were very well received by the children and their parents and we were fortunate to be able to run these classes for three terms before lockdown meant they had to stop. We would hope to be able to restart similar classes again when the current situation with COVID-19 has eased.
Dundee City Aquatics