A FAIR START IN SPORT

 

Level Water provides specialist one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical and sensory disabilities.

Once each child has learnt to swim 15m frontcrawl and backstroke, they can be safe and independent in the water, and can join group swimming lessons or join their local competitive club.

But it's not just about swimming... Through developing independence in the water, and being able to join mainstream classes, each child develops confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

If we can help to give children physical, social and emotional confidence through sport, we can change their trajectory in life.

“Myself and Ridwan did not ever think that he would be able to swim and after a while when I saw him swimming, I could not believe what I was seeing. I was crying with happiness!

Now his physical ability has improved a lot and he has become a lot more stronger and has gained a lot more confidence. Ridwan has become so happy, like never before and if he was sick for just one swimming lesson he would become so upset. I am so very pleased with Level Water and I hope you keep up the excellent work!”

Faduma, Ridwan’s Mum

 

 

Do you believe in the power of sport? 

Sport can have a huge impact on a child's physical and mental confidence but only one in eight disabled children is a member of a sports club. 

With your help, we can teach more children to swim. Fundraising is easier than you think and we will help you every step of the way. 

Join our team of fundraisers today! 

 

Give your child the gift of swimming

 

Level Water is offering specialist swimming lessons to children with disabilities. These lessons are for primary aged children with a physical disability or sensory impairment. We do not currently work with children who have learning, social or behavioural difficulties.

We provide small group and one-to-one lessons until your child is ready to join a mainstream class or competitive club.

The teachers we work with receive our own specialist disability training that is accredited by CIMSPA. They will then deliver your lessons as normal, but we help cover the cost until your child is ready to move to group lessons.

Click on the button below to apply.

 
Our teacher training program is accredited by CIMSPA

Our teacher training program is accredited by CIMSPA

 
Jane Asher   At 87-years-old, Jane Asher is a world record-breaking swimmer - with over 100 records and counting!  Upon her induction to the swimming hall of a fame a decade ago, they listed 75 world records. In the 80-84 age category, Jane broke another 25. Now Jane is in the 85-90 bracket, she is hoping to break another 32 this year!   Alongside her competitive swimming, Jane has also taught her four children and 11 grandchildren to swim.   “Teaching has always been more important to me than doing my own training and racing.    I swim because it’s good for my ageing body, I do have fun when I race, and meet people at meets.    But I have spent more hours sharing the water than in it myself.    In the past it has been a privilege to help with classes that included, for a while in Norwich, teaching severely disabled children ( such as spina bifida cases) and watching the joy on their faces was a wonder for me.    I have had deaf children, a few Down’s syndrome and autistic children, all had a wonderful time in the water, and gained self-confidence as well as pleasure from their experience.    The water is the best place for a body that is troubled on the ground.”

Jane Asher

At 87-years-old, Jane Asher is a world record-breaking swimmer - with over 100 records and counting!

Upon her induction to the swimming hall of a fame a decade ago, they listed 75 world records. In the 80-84 age category, Jane broke another 25. Now Jane is in the 85-90 bracket, she is hoping to break another 32 this year!

Alongside her competitive swimming, Jane has also taught her four children and 11 grandchildren to swim.

“Teaching has always been more important to me than doing my own training and racing.

I swim because it’s good for my ageing body, I do have fun when I race, and meet people at meets.

But I have spent more hours sharing the water than in it myself.

In the past it has been a privilege to help with classes that included, for a while in Norwich, teaching severely disabled children ( such as spina bifida cases) and watching the joy on their faces was a wonder for me.

I have had deaf children, a few Down’s syndrome and autistic children, all had a wonderful time in the water, and gained self-confidence as well as pleasure from their experience.

The water is the best place for a body that is troubled on the ground.”

Emma France   Achievement Coach  Emma runs training for aspiring channel relay and solo swimmers, whilst still training for her own events.  Emma's connection with the English Channel started in 2005 with her first relay. Since then she has completed a total of 11 English Channel relays, 3 English Channel solos, Round Jersey Solo, Jersey to France solo, Lake Zurich solo, amongst others.  Emma is also a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a trained hypnotist. As a result, Emma is uniquely positioned to help people train for big events by supporting both their physical training and the hidden 80% of what it takes – mental preparation.   “Swimming has completely transformed my life. The open water swimming community is like nothing I’d previously experienced and it’s a real privilege to be part of it. I love watching those I help grow in confidence and go on to achieve amazing things.”

Emma France

Achievement Coach

Emma runs training for aspiring channel relay and solo swimmers, whilst still training for her own events.

Emma's connection with the English Channel started in 2005 with her first relay. Since then she has completed a total of 11 English Channel relays, 3 English Channel solos, Round Jersey Solo, Jersey to France solo, Lake Zurich solo, amongst others.

Emma is also a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a trained hypnotist. As a result, Emma is uniquely positioned to help people train for big events by supporting both their physical training and the hidden 80% of what it takes – mental preparation.

“Swimming has completely transformed my life. The open water swimming community is like nothing I’d previously experienced and it’s a real privilege to be part of it. I love watching those I help grow in confidence and go on to achieve amazing things.”

Nyree Kindred   World and Paralympic Champion   “No child in the UK should miss out on the power of sport. It helps to build confidence, self-esteem, discipline and teamwork. What Level Water is doing for both sport and disability is truly special."

Nyree Kindred

World and Paralympic Champion

“No child in the UK should miss out on the power of sport. It helps to build confidence, self-esteem, discipline and teamwork. What Level Water is doing for both sport and disability is truly special."

Rebecca Adlington   Double Olympic Gold Medallist   "Every child should leave primary school being able to swim 25 metres. Every child means every child, disabled or not. Without Level Water's work, a lot of disabled children would be left behind, and never have the chance to experience a lifetime of sport."

Rebecca Adlington

Double Olympic Gold Medallist

"Every child should leave primary school being able to swim 25 metres. Every child means every child, disabled or not. Without Level Water's work, a lot of disabled children would be left behind, and never have the chance to experience a lifetime of sport."

Sascha Kindred   World and Paralympic Champion   “Level Water is building the Paralympic Legacy that we so badly need. Support Level Water and you can create our next generation of Paralympians."

Sascha Kindred

World and Paralympic Champion

“Level Water is building the Paralympic Legacy that we so badly need. Support Level Water and you can create our next generation of Paralympians."

Mark Foster   Seven-time World Record holder   “Disabled children need a fair start to reach their potential. Level Water is that start."

Mark Foster

Seven-time World Record holder

“Disabled children need a fair start to reach their potential. Level Water is that start."