There are various extra equipment and toys used during SDSG sessions and activities
Swim Pixs - Story Board & Strokes Kit
A perfect tool for any swimming lesson, SwimPix were developed with additional needs in mind.
SwimPix are designed to give a clear picture of a swimming skill or stroke being demonstrated by the teacher. The clarity of the cards make them accessible for non-English speakers and those with hearing difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD, visual and kinaesthetic swimmers. They provide a versatile, visual aid for storyboarding your training sessions.
My Jukes Headsets
My Jukes Headsts are waterproof and are great for ensuring each swimmer can hear the swim teacher while training or partaking in games and activities.
They are particularly beneficial for those with a hearing impairment or learning disability.
To learn more visit: www.sdsg.org.uk/myjukes
Good Boost Tablet x2
Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology.
SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain.
Visit our dedicated page for more information: https://www.sdsg.org.uk/goodboost
Floatsation® is a swimming aid made of a unique matrix of balls giving total support, flexibility and independence in water for people of all abilities, disabled and non-disabled, young and old. SDSG has purchased various pieces, including the Big Citrus bed, Flexi tubes and the mini citrus.
Depending on the movement, aquatic dumbbells can strengthen the muscles in your shoulders, arms, chest, back and core. Common exercises include arm curls, flys, breast stroke arms, bicycle arms and punching down and forward. They are regularly used during our Hydro-rehab & Fitness activities.
In 2020 with funding from Sirius Minerals Foundation we installed state of the art: image projectors, colour changing lights, interactive floating buttons, moving image projectors, apply specialist window film and a specialist control system to enable our Swim Teachers to create a sensory environment to suit their activity.
May that be an in water disco for adults and children, Aqua-fit, Aqua-relax, a baby and toddler water exploration class, or activities for older children and adults.
Visit our dedicated page for more information.