Swimming - Additional Support Needs

Aquatics Aberdeen provides a comprehensive range of opportunities across the city for individuals with additional support needs (ASN) and their families. These include swimming lessons and relaxed family sessions, offering a quietsafe environment with adapted equipment, available at an affordable price.

PASN Classes – For school-aged children, these pre-ASN level classes include a parent in the water, helping children to learn skills more quickly. Parents will support their child and work with the teaching staff to set a training programme for their child. On completion, the child can move to ASN1, with basic swimming skills and confidence.

ASN Swimming Lessons – various levels.

One to One – 30-minute individual swimming lessons prioritising ASN swimmers and working to support individuals towards mainstream participation wherever possible. They are booked in blocks of six or ten weeks.

Transition Squad – for swimmers 8–16 years with a physical or sensory impairment, who can swim a minimum of 25 metres.

Autism Friendly Session – These are bookable sessions for families with a child with autism. A teacher will be on hand during these sessions to give advice and help teach your child to swim in a relaxed atmosphere.  Parents will support their child in the water during the session.  Max capacity will be 14.

How to Book

Please note: once you have completed the application form, you will be added to our waiting list for classes.