Swim planned for Timmins ASD families

February 1, 2018 by  

An afternoon swim has been planned for Timmins families that have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, and both siblings and friends are welcome to participate.

The event, which will be held in the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool, is being offered free of charge. It is open to all ages, but anyone who is unable to swim across the width of the pool and who is under 120 cm tall will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age. They must be directly supervised at all times. Each adult is asked to supervise no more than two children.

The function, which has been planned to provide both an opportunity for physical activity and social learning, will be both an introduction to water for children with an ASD and a chance for those who enjoy swimming to participate in an activity they like.

The organisers noted that they wished to express their thanks to the volunteers and others who help them to bring functions like this to the local community of autism families. Flyers that promote a function like this can be supplied by an area print company.

This afternoon of swimming will be held on February 17, and it will run from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. More details can be found on its event listing.