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Greater numbers of children with disabilities are being supported to learn to swim, new research has found.
As part of the #SeeMyAbility campaign, leisure trusts and aquatic providers have been given a toolkit to support and help swimming instructors to teach in an inclusive way for those with disabilities.
Diane Breen, coached programmes manager at Sport Aberdeen, said: “We have increased the number of children with disabilities in mainstream lessons from 166 to 184 since the start of the summer as a result of our inclusion work. This is fantastic and we very much support the #SeeMyAbility campaign.”