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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 children are so eager to jump into the water.

For teenagers who have Down syndrome, such as Alex, the swimming pool can be a very scary place. The water is an unknown space, and they do not trust their bodies to perform in the right way. It takes a special instructor to turn swimming from a fear to a passion. Through Adaptive Aquatics swim lessons in Katy, Texas, Kathleen and the swim instructors at Texas Swim Academy are doing just that.

Learning to Survive

Fourteen-year-old Alex’s parents had tried to introduce him to swimming several times before. They knew that learning to swim was both an essential skill as well as a therapeutic activity that could help their son to thrive. Despite good instructors, Alex was continuously held back by his fears until his parents brought him to Texas Swim Academy. Here, Alex has far exceeded expectations. He looks forward to his biweekly lessons and continues to learn new techniques in the water.

Adaptive Aquatics Swim Lessons in Katy, Texas

Through Adaptive Aquatics swim lessons, the heroes at Texas Swim Academy are showing both children and parents that they are capable of meeting and exceeding their goals in the pool. Swimming lessons are a skill that can be applied to multiple areas of life and create a positive influence that help children like Alex to overcome challenges.

If you would like more information on Adaptive Aquatics swim lessons in Katy, Texas, visit our page or contact a representative with Texas Swim Academy today.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Texas Swim Academy is a state-of-the-art swimming facility offering water safety, survival swim, and kids swimming lessons in Katy, Texas. Owners Kathleen and Bruce McMordie, alongside our certified staff, help parents introduce children to water at an early age through the Infant Survival Swim Program , teaching life-saving techniques and basic swimming skills.

Our Stroke Development Program offers six different levels to help students progress in their swimming skills at his or her own pace. Our Adaptive Aquatics Program was created specifically for children with special abilities. Find swimming class registration information here . By subscribing to Texas Swim Academy’s blog , you can stay current on valuable water safety resources such as survival swim, health and wellness, Texas Swim Academy news and more. Follow our Facebook , Twitter, and YouTube pages for even more news, updates, and tips!