14 May 2019
Parent feedback puts Doncaster disability swimming lessons above the National Average
A survey conducted by Level Water, a charity who helped to get disabled children swimming, has found that parents rate Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) sessions and teachers above the national average.
The survey asked parents to rate the overall experience at the pool with DCLT scoring 4.6 out of 5 against a national average of 4.2 and the teachers at DCLT scored 4.8 out of 5 against a national average of 4.6.
Kraig Kelly, head of leisure at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust said: “We are thrilled with these results.
“It is always great to get positive feedback from parents and families with children who are learning to swim. We’ve worked with the Level Water charity to provide one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical and sensory disabilities.
“Once each child has learnt to swim 15m front crawl and backstroke, they can be safe and independent in the water, and can jon group swimming lessons or join their local competitive club.”
Feedback from the survey also included comments, with one parent saying: “A massive thank you for supporting our son. He is a wheelchair user who we thought would never swim independently but is doing brilliantly.”
More than 3000 school children learn to swim each year at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) venues, attending from 78 schools in the borough.
As well as the school swimming lessons, some 6100 children and young people learn to swim on the Trust’s Choose Swim programme.
“These special one-to-one lessons mean that children with physical and sensory disabilities gain confidence and resilience in the water.
“Water safety is an essential life skill and we are pleased to be able to give children and young people confidence in the water,” added Kraig.
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