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Adaptive Aquatics for Autism Awareness Month

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April is recognized nationwide as Autism Awareness Month, and Texas Swim Academy proudly offers an Adaptive Aquatics program to ensure that all children, no matter their abilities, can take part in the joys and benefits of swimming. After Katy resident Christine Duncan enrolled her daughter, Madison, in swim lessons with Texas Swim Academy, they learned
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26 Mar

Experience the Difference at Texas Swim Academy

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Texas Swim Academy opened in Bruce and Kathleen McMordie’s backyard pool in 2004 with one dream in mind — to share their passion of water safety by providing area children with reputable swimming lessons. Since then, Texas Swim Academy has grown into the leading swim academy in Houston at a state-of-the-art facility with well-equipped instructors
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27 Apr

Swim Lessons for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Children of all ages and abilities can benefit from swim lessons. Houston mom Joni Garcia has two sons on the autism spectrum who are enrolled in Adaptive Aquatics at Texas Swim Academy. Her 6-year-old son, Parker, was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified), which falls on the autism spectrum, and ADHD; her son
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13 Apr

The Importance of Adaptive Aquatics for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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All children can benefit from taking swim lessons. They are a great way to exercise and make friends, while also teaching kids potentially life-saving water skills. Swimming lessons for children on the autism spectrum can be even more beneficial to their overall well-being. Adaptive Aquatics Swim Program Caroline, who was diagnosed with autism around age
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01 Apr

Autism Awareness Month and Adaptive Aquatics

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Springtime has long been symbolic of change and new beginnings. It is more than rotating our closets and cleaning out the garage—we as humans use the spring to reflect on how we want to grow. Thus, there is no better than April for Autism Awareness Month. National Autism Awareness Month was founded by the Autism
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14 Mar

Hero Stories: Kathleen McMordie Helps Teen with Down Syndrome Overcome Fears

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The world is a big place. It is especially intimidating to those with special abilities and their families, as they seek ways to help their children to overcome and reach beyond their boundaries. Swim lessons are a popular choice because the activity is beneficial to the body, mind and preservation of safety. However, not all
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23 Dec

The Sensory Motor Benefits of Swimming

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The winter months are a great time to enroll your child into a swim course. Texas Swim Academy, partnered with poolsafely.gov, is passionate about water safety and survival, both of which can be learned within the academy and before a young child enters another, private pool. The Katy, Texas Adaptive Aquatics Program is a special
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22 Sep

Autism & Swimming: A Perfect Match

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For every child, swimming can be a fun experience. Do you remember your first time in a swimming pool? How it felt to move in and under the water? The feeling is much different from bouncing on a trampoline or riding a bike; the feeling is very calming, quiet, and soothing. Children on the autism
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22 May

An Introduction to the Adaptive Aquatics Program at Texas Swim Academy

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Drowning is the not only the leading cause of accidental death for children under four years old, but the leading cause of accidental death for both children and adults on the autism spectrum. At Texas Swim Academy, we are dedicated to working with all swimmers, no matter their age, skill level, needs, or challenges to
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