Rajko VUTE


Water is one of the most satisfying and rewarding environment where everyone can find their own way and level of participation. To know how to swim is a life necessity and therefore a must, regardless of the physical or mental abilities, sex differences, ages, etc. For various types of disabilities swimming is extremely beneficial, particularly for those capable of achieving movement in water only. The Halliwick swimming method uses the water as a playground as well. Learning through the games in a pleasurable way and understanding movement, balance, stability, breathing control is part of Halliwick philosophy too. The Ten Point Program is the basis of the Halliwick swimming concept. It follows a logical pattern and therefore all points must be mastered to produce a swimmer who is truly competent in the water. In the Halliwick philosophy as in wellness is main to feel free, independent and enjoyable; here in the movement in the water as a prime aim, not a perfect swimming style. The Halliwick swimming concept is a carefully designed program for teaching swimming most effectively. It provides instruction with clearly identified and progressive targets to aim for at all ability levels. Within the program structure instructors are able and encouraged to develop their own personal style of teaching.


Keywords: swimming for persons with disability, healthy athletes, wellness, instructor, teaching methods, wellness

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