AUSTSWIM Queensland International Day of People with Disability Forum
Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience (MATE) workshop: 2-hour workshop further extending the knowledge embedded within the Teacher of Aquatics, Access & Inclusion especially focusing on the role of personal trainers, carers and support workers assisting participants in accessing leisure facilities in and out of the water.
The Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience (MATE) community workshop provides parents and carers, disability support staff, allied health professionals, personal trainers, exercise physios and the like with the information, skills and confidence required to encourage and facilitate physical activity, socialisation, communication, mobility and community engagement in an aquatic environment. It is not designed to teach you about swimming strokes.
The MATE community workshop introduces a range of initiatives aimed at removing barriers to participation. This helps to work towards our vision of ensuring that people living with disabilities or medical conditions, their families and their carers are supported to participate in, contribute to and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else.
Sarah Scarce, The Aqua English Project: This session will be specifically tailored to educate leisure facilities in all roles on how to engage and empower individuals from multicultural backgrounds, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Personal Lived Experience Stories from Brooke Hanson OAM and Rachael Watson OAM, Olympian and Paralympian, and there journey through life with chronic conditions and disability.