Keysborough Table Tennis Club

Email: 
kara@tabletennis.org.au
Phone: 
0407499436
Contact: 
Kara Retford
Category: 
Table Tennis
Location: 
Keysborough Table Tennis Club
44 - 52 Henderson Road
3173 Keysborough , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

Table Tennis is not only a popular sport, but it's one of the most fun, inclusive and accessible sports there is. It's for people of all ages and abilities, and it's one of the easiest sports to maintain a healthy social distancing while playing.

Para table tennis is the third largest Paralympic sport in terms of athlete numbers and is practiced in more than 100 countries. The sport is governed by the International Table Tennis Federation through the International Para Table Tennis Committee (ITTF-PTT).

Athletes from all physical and intellectual impairment groups can play table tennis, however, only eligible standing, sitting and intellectual impairment classes can compete at the Paralympic Games.

Men and women can participate in individual and team events.

Table Tennis Australia is partnering with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia (PA) to implement strategies to increase the numbers of talented athletes with a disability entering and then progressing through the Para Table Tennis Performance Pathway.

The TTA National Pathway Development Officer (Para), Kara Retford’s, key role is to establish relationships, links and projects with local / State & Territory Disability organisations / Rehabilitation centres and Club / State & Territory Table Tennis Associations with the aim of creating sustainable Para table tennis pathways.

To get involved in Para Table Tennis please contact Kara Retford

Greater Dandenong Table Tennis Association

Email: 
kara@tabletennis.org.au
Phone: 
0407499400
Contact: 
Kara Retford
Category: 
Table Tennis
Location: 
Greater Dandenong Table Tennis Association
1510B Heatherton Rd
3175 Dandenong , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

Table Tennis is not only a popular sport, but it's one of the most fun, inclusive and accessible sports there is. It's for people of all ages and abilities, and it's one of the easiest sports to maintain a healthy social distancing while playing. Para table tennis is the third largest Paralympic sport in terms of athlete numbers and is practiced in more than 100 countries. The sport is governed by the International Table Tennis Federation through the International Para Table Tennis Committee (ITTF-PTT). Athletes from all physical and intellectual impairment groups can play table tennis, however, only eligible standing, sitting and intellectual impairment classes can compete at the Paralympic Games. Men and women can participate in individual and team events. Table Tennis Australia is partnering with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia (PA) to implement strategies to increase the numbers of talented athletes with a disability entering and then progressing through the Para Table Tennis Performance Pathway. The TTA National Pathway Development Officer (Para), Kara Retford’s, key role is to establish relationships, links and projects with local / State & Territory Disability organisations / Rehabilitation centres and Club / State & Territory Table Tennis Associations with the aim of creating sustainable Para table tennis pathways. To get involved in Para Table Tennis please contact Kara Retford

Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association

Email: 
kara@tabletennis.org.au
Phone: 
0407499414
Contact: 
Kara Retford
Category: 
Table Tennis
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association
350 Dunns Rd
3931 Mornington , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

Table Tennis is not only a popular sport, but it's one of the most fun, inclusive and accessible sports there is. It's for people of all ages and abilities, and it's one of the easiest sports to maintain a healthy social distancing while playing.

Para table tennis is the third largest Paralympic sport in terms of athlete numbers and is practiced in more than 100 countries. The sport is governed by the International Table Tennis Federation through the International Para Table Tennis Committee (ITTF-PTT).

Athletes from all physical and intellectual impairment groups can play table tennis, however, only eligible standing, sitting and intellectual impairment classes can compete at the Paralympic Games.

Men and women can participate in individual and team events.

Table Tennis Australia is partnering with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia (PA) to implement strategies to increase the numbers of talented athletes with a disability entering and then progressing through the Para Table Tennis Performance Pathway.

The TTA National Pathway Development Officer (Para), Kara Retford’s, key role is to establish relationships, links and projects with local / State & Territory Disability organisations / Rehabilitation centres and Club / State & Territory Table Tennis Associations with the aim of creating sustainable Para table tennis pathways.

To get involved in Para Table Tennis please contact Kara Retford

Autism Swim Private Instructor: Aquaaccess4all (Cranbourne)

Email: 
sam@aquaaccess4all.com.au
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
Cranbourne rd
3977 Cranbourne , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 
 
Aquaaccess4all is currently delivering 1:1 tailored individual sessions for participants with additional needs, including ASD.
 
These sessions can be 30 mins or longer and also have the capacity to incorporate independent skills before or after the aquatic session.
 
With over 15+ yrs of special education teaching with schools and other support services, Aquaaccess4all can cater for most needs.
 
Aquaaccess4all teaches out of community public pool settings. Additional entry charges apply to visit these settings, but using the local pool enhances skills of becoming familiar with, and building social engagement in, the setting on a regular basis.
 
Currently Aquaaccess4all is not a registered NDIS provider, however participants with self managed and plan managed NDIS plans can use this service.
 
At this point in time no other funding model is being recognised.
 
Full service paying particpants are also welcomed.

Autism Swim YMCA Vic - YMCA Somerville Health & Aquatic Centre

Email: 
somerville@ymca.org.au
Phone: 
03 5977 7711
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
55 Grant Road
3912 Somerville , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

We teach swimming, essential water safety, personal survival and open water education for students of all abilities and ages, from children to adults.

We match students with the most suitable Autism Swim Approved Instructor in either 1:1 or small group classes to meet their individual needs and goals.

We are not an NDIS provider, however please talk to us about flexible billing options.

At the YMCA, you learn in the pool, so you can swim in the world!

Autism Swim Kingston Active: Don Tatnell

Email: 
active@kingston.vic.gov.au
Phone: 
9587 1016
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
Kingston Active: Don Tatnell 3195 Parkdale , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

 

Kingston Active offers a Learn to Swim Access and Inclusion Program for a range of age groups.

The program aims to provide support to individuals in either one-on-one or one-on-two classes, introducing the basics of swimming, water safety skills and progressing towards stroke development.

We aim to integrate children with specific needs into our mainstream classes where possible.
 
We are not NDIS registered however we do provide invoices for families to apply for funding.
 
Our centres are:
Don Tatnell Leisure Centre
Cnr Warren Rd and Brisbane Tce
Mordialloc VIC 3195
9587 1016

 

Waves Leisure Centre
111 Chesterville Rd
Highett 3190
9559 7111

Meet our instructors:

Erika Coady

Kingston Active Instructor

Waves and Don Tatnell Leisure Centres
  • Erika's passion for swim teaching is outstanding and she is always seeking to expand her knowledge
  • Her teaching is mostly of group lessons, many of which are inclusive of children with additional learning needs and/or a disability
  • You will notice Erika's ongoing patience with all of her students, which goes a long way in creating strong relationships with parents and her students
  • Erika values making swimming lessons a part of your everyday life, and will give you lots of teaching tips to work on at home!
Cathryn Ball
Kingston Active Instructor
Waves and Don Tatnell Leisure Centres
  • Cathryn has a number of private 1:1 lessons, within our Access and Inclusion Program, including adults
  • You will notice Cathryn's flexibility in lessons as she uses her experience to try lots of different activities to find the ones that work best for her kids
  • Cathryn has created a number of teaching aids to assist and support teachers with their classes and specifically teaching children with Autism
Elaine Phillips
Kingston Active Instructor
Waves and Don Tatnell Leisure Centres
  • Elaine works with a range of students, in both group and private access and inclusion classes, including adults
  • She was awarded AUSTSWIM Teacher of the Year- Access and Inclusion in 2018
  • Elaine aims to create personalised relationships with both her students and parents
  • Her experience working with children with other abilities has also been developed through her work in primary schools, in particular working with children with Autism.
  • Elaine builds long term relationships with students, with Elaine being a part of many of her student's weekly schedule for many years
Amanda McGain
Kingston Active Instructor
Waves and Don Tatnell Leisure Centres
  • You will always notice Amanda's bubbly and fun personality, with all of her students enjoying their lessons
  • Amanda works with a range of ages from babies through to adults
  • Many of her classes are inclusive of children with Autism
  • Amanda is always seeking new ideas and methods to assist her students in their learning journey
Amanda Maher
Kingston Active Instructor
Waves and Don Tatnell Leisure Centres
  • Amanda has worked within the Aquatic Industry for many years and is an outstanding teacher
  • She was the recipient of Swim Teacher of the Year- National- Access and Inclusion in 2018
  • Always creating strong relationships with both her students and parents, Amanda ensures a positive learning environment
  • You will always see Amanda and her students having fun in her lessons

Autism Swim YMCA Vic - Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Email: 
caseyarc@ymca.org.au
Phone: 
03 9705 5000
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
Cnr Princes Hwy & Overland Drive
3805 Narre Warren , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

We teach swimming, essential water safety, personal survival and open water education for students of all abilities and ages, from children to adults.

We match students with the most suitable Autism Swim Approved Instructor in either 1:1 or small group classes to meet their individual needs and goals.

We are not an NDIS provider, however please talk to us about flexible billing options.

At the YMCA, you learn in the pool, so you can swim in the world!

Autism Swim Private instructor: Julie Heal

Phone: 
5975 6000
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
686 Nepean Hwy
3934 Mount Martha , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

 

Julie is a kind and enthusiastic member of staff here are Core 24 Swim School Mornington. With 5 years experience teaching everyone from adults to infants.

She enjoys nothing more than seeing her students succeed. Taking a kind and encouraging approach she always finds a way to bring out the best in every child, always taking the time to get to know her students and make them as comfortable as possible. Julie's passion for teaching comes out in all her lessons and is a very well-loved member of staff. Julie is a highly experienced teacher who spends countless hours learning as much as she can so she can better serve her students.

Julie takes a particular interest in students that have special needs and working with them to achieve their goals.

To book in a free trial contact Core 24 Mornington VIC Swim School on (03) 5975 6000 or email swimschool.mt@corehealth.com.au_

Testimonial

Julie is absolutely amazing with my autistic daughter! Her calm and kind manner whilst still being firm, has enabled my daughter to learn to swim. Julie adapts to my daughters needs and uses necessary teaching methods to find the best way to support her. I couldn't be happier with how my daughter has progressed. She just loves coming to swimming lessons." - Sally M

Autism Swim Private Instructor: Victoria Clark

Email: 
admin@rainbowbayswimschool.com.au
Phone: 
03 5973 6096
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
Rainbow Bay Swim School 3931 Mornington , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 

 

Hello! I am Victoria, and I am a Swim Teacher at Rainbow Bay Swim School. My daughter is on the Spectrum and has ADHD, and when she first started swimming lessons it was far from a fun experience for her or us. We moved from swim school to swim school hoping the next would bring us some degree of success. Then we found Rainbow Bay Swim School with its small class sizes, a heated indoor pool, and most importantly, this family run centre has a calm and inclusive environment. It was sitting on the side of the pool watching my daughter's progress (with both her water skills and her social interaction) that motivated me to become a Swim Teacher. I remember thinking of all the various strategies our Therapists have taught us to use with our daughter and how they could be incorporated into a swim lesson and now I am an Autism Swim certified swim teacher; that is exactly what I do! I love teaching children of all ages and abilities such an important life skill and watching their progress makes my day. I have a patient and nurturing approach to my teaching and the most important aspect of my lessons is making sure we are having fun whilst staying safe. I look forward to working with your family and supporting you to reach your child's individualised learn to swim goals. To enquire about a free trial, please contact 03 5973 6096 or email admin@rainbowbayswimschool.com.au

Testimonials: 

"Victoria was an absolute delight as our boys' teacher. Patient, fun, consistent, caring...everything you'd hope for in an instructor! xoxoxoxox" - Kati 

"Victoria is a very caring and patient swimming teacher at Jump Mornington. She has been so great with our son who was very nervous and unsure of the water at first. Victoria was very understanding towards his fears and reassured him. Our son now looks forward to his swimming classes." - Rebecca

Autism Swim Private Instructor: Erin Gould

Email: 
admin@rainbowbayswimschool.com.au
Phone: 
5973 6096
Category: 
Swimming
Location: 
Rainbow Bay Swim School 3931 Mornington , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Organisation: 
Description: 
 

 

 
 
Erin is a mother of 2 children who are both on the autism spectrum.
 
She has been working as a Swim Teacher for last 5 years. Prior to becoming a Swim Teacher, Erin spent over 10 years working in the childcare industry. She made the switch to teaching because of how it continuously challenges her, and the reward of seeing her students become safer around the water.
 
Erin has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to teaching children with special needs, to swim.

Erin is an endearing, passionate and dedicated teacher, her caring nature brings out the best in all children.

  • Sunday afternoon program
  • Free 15 min assessment offered
  • Individual classes $72 (30 min)
  • Group classes $21.75 (30 min)
  • Our pool is heated to 32 degrees year round
  • We only run a maximum of 2 classes at one time
  • 15m pool, 1m deep..

"We love Erin!! Our daughter started swimming with Erin as a baby and is now a happy confident little swimmer. Miss L is 2 years old and like all 2 year old's can lose her concentration and get distracted. Erin keeps classes fun and entertains the kids while they learn. She never forgets the kids favourite things to do and always has a big smile on her face. Erin is the best!!" (Mum of Miss L)

"We have been lucky to have Erin as a teacher for both our children. Both were initially anxious in the water, however with a short time, their confidence grew as did their passion for swimming. Erin's kind and thoughtful manner gives them comfort when they need it and also believes in them and their ability. Erin is like no other teacher - we are so grateful for her consistency and support" (Mum of J + L)

"Erin has been the best swimming teacher for my son. She has excellent knowledge and skills for helping kids to follow instructions and learn, even when their are disruptive students who need that special attention and patience. My son had trouble following instructions with a past teacher but Erin helped him develop and advance to a higher level" (Dad of Mr W)

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