Swim Squad

Feel stronger and more confident in the water with our weekly swim program.

Dates and Locations

Allambie Heights Hydrotherapy Pool
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Time
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Weekly On Thursday4:30 pm - 5:00 pm5-30 years
Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation
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Weekly On Saturday9:30 am - 10:30 am10-50 years

Our weekly swim program is designed for children and young adults with cerebral palsy and similar conditions. Learning how to confidently swim is an important part of life, that’s why our swim program supports you in developing crucial swimming skills so you feel safe and in control in the water.

Not only will the program improve your overall fitness, strength and cardiovascular health, but it also provides an inclusive and motivating environment for you to build social connections and friendships. 

Whether your preparing for an upcoming swim carnival or looking to strengthen your sporting skills, this program will support you in achieving your personal swimming goals. 

Note: This weekly program runs in line with NSW school term dates ONLY. 

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

What does it involve?
  • Stroke correction and exercise to develop endurance and confidence in the water
  • Develop racing skills (e.g preparing for school swimming carnivals) 
  • Develop water safety 
  • Team building activities to develop friendships and a club atmosphere.
What are the outcomes?
Who is the program for?
  • Children and adults with cerebral palsy and similar conditions
  • Participants who are confident in swimming short distances independently
  • Comfortable in group lessons and can follow simple instructions

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights hydrotherapy pool

Allambie Heights Hydrotherapy Pool

5 Aquatic Dr, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Core - Assistance with Social & Community Participation (Category 4)
  • Capacity Building - Increased Social & Community Participation (Category 9)
  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (Category 15)

Enquiry form

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy


Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction

 

This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.