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.
AUSTSWIM strives to promote equality for safer aquatic participation in Australian communities. Workshops are held across Australia in regional and metropolitan areas to ensure that everyone, regardless of location or capabilities, has access to the benefits that the aquatic environment provides.
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.