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Deaf-friendly Swimming

Photo: Learn how to make swimming activities deaf-friendly

Are you a swimming teacher or coach who works with deaf children and young people? Do you want ideas to help make all of your activities inclusive?

Our workshops support swimming teachers and coaches to communicate with deaf young people and fully include them in swimming activities.

Instructors and coaches will learn how to make small and simple changes to make activities deaf-friendly and develop confidence communicating with deaf children and young people.

You will also have the opportunity to learn some basic greetings and water sport specific signs from British Sign Language.

Topics covered

  • The impact of deafness on young people
  • Communication methods
  • How to adapt your activities
  • Tips for welcoming deaf children
  • Guidance on engaging with deaf children in your area
  • Fingerspelling
  • Basic British Sign Language specific to swimming

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for swimming teachers and coaches who are working with deaf children and young people or who would like to make their activities deaf friendly for future participants.

How much does it cost?

This is a full day workshop, costing £95.

Book your place

Join us at our upcoming workshop on 16 November 2019 in London.

Can't find a suitable location?
We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered at a location that suits you.

If this is more suitable, please enquire today or contact us at

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

What do delegates say?

“Everything was well explained and presented so I feel confident in teaching within the deaf community” Swim Coach, 2018

“I thought the activities were good. I personally liked the challenge of BSL conversations...” Swim Coach, 2018

“This was a thoroughly enjoyable work shop and the presenter was brilliant. I came away pleased with what I have learnt and feel equipped to go ahead to put into practice what I have learnt.” Swim Coach, 2018

“Thank you for all the useful material, I will definitely be using it. The presenter, was excellent and entertaining and kept us engaged…left us with a real sense of what we need to do.” Swim Coach, 2018


What if I need to cancel?

You can cancel your place at any time, however the following charges apply.

  • 20 working days or less before the planned date, a charge of 100% of the total cost will be made
  • 21 - 30 working days before the planned date, a charge of 50% of the total cost will be made
  • 31 working days before the planned date, no charge will be made