Special Needs Swim
Lessons Designed
To Turn Your 
Child Into A

Three Year Round Locations
  • Bel Air, Maryland (Harford County)
  • Chantilly, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Sterling, Virginia (Loudoun County)
Welcome to Sensory Swim where impossible odds
set the stage for God's amazing miracles.

"Sensory Swim is helping children with autism fight
back against the dangers of wandering one
extremely enjoyable, exceedingly effective,
perfectly fitted, private swim lesson at a
time" - Buzzfeed

Doctor Recommended Swim Lessons For Autistic Children. Guided By Proven Psychological 
Scientific Research

"It is a pleasure to write a reference for Sensory Swim 
(Ms. Mary & Mr. Andrew) regarding their excellent 
stewardship as swim instructors, therapists, and 
our family heroes.

Their varied resourcefulness and research- based 
reasoning are assets, which are evident in their 
therapeutic-quality instruction and nurture as it 
relates to my son and his sessions.

They consistently show a wonderful grasp of the 
techniques and goals relating to my son’s 
development with swim, self- regulation, 
and sportsmanship.


Meet Kevin

A noteworthy aspect of Sensory Swim’s current experience
is working in a diverse, community setting.

I know first -hand how successful Ms. Mary and Mr. 
Andrew are as swim instructors because they 
warmly welcomed my son, who is currently 
diagnosed with a developmental delay into 
his first experience of water play-and swim.

Ms. Mary and Mr. Andrew laid the foundation for 
”learning is powerful and meaningful” in the 
mind and heart of my son, for a lifetime.

Sensory Swim
 enjoys the students and communicates well 
with them.
Their program is not a one size fits all, but is 
individualized as it relates to the child’s baselines and
then achievable goals.

Sensory Swim 
is helping implement a strong foundation 
for our son that will enrich his future.

After each session, they provide quality feedback and 
offer sound best practices and next steps for the next 

I see the attributes of patience, positive behavior 
systems, and response to interventions in each 

This is exemplified by praises,high fives, if the 
stroke is not quite right, another strategy is 
applied, and smiles throughout the

Sensory Swim
 comes highly recommended almost 3 years 
strong from toe in the water to 5 feet and strokes 

May their continued contribution to sports, continue to 
be a strong success in the global world! "

Dr. Angela Stephens - Baltimore, Maryland

CBS Recently Named Sensory Swim Leaders In The Field Of Special Education

"The couple draws from their colorful educational
backgrounds to impart indispensable knowledge
that may prevent many autistic children and
adults from drowning " -CBS

What Other Parents Are
Saying About Sensory
"Just a huge shout out to Sensory Swim and what a 
phenomenal job they have done with our 2 boys. 

Meet Christian

We had been trying unsuccessfully to get them to swim 
for over 2 yrs and within a few months they can both 
fully swim and Christian is even starting to do the 


Meet Brandon

Thanks Guys!!"

Stephen & Maribel McIntyre- Vienna, Virginia

"My grandson Jakob started swimming lessons two
months ago with Mary and I couldn't be happier with

Jakob is 5 and autistic.

He attends school, speech, and previously a feeding
clinic, and he has had a hard time adjusting to all of


Mary & Jakob

It took months for him to feel comfortable in school.

On his first swim lesson Jakob was hesitant to go into
the pool area but by the end of that lesson he didn't
want to leave.

Every week when he sees me packing his swim bag he
gets so excited and when we get to the pool he
practically pulls me to the door to wait for Mary.

He is so happy in the pool and so comfortable with Mary

She has a very calm approach with him which he really
responds to.

Although Andrew is working with another child while
Jakob is having his lesson, he always comes over
and says hi and high fives Jakob.

They really seem to enjoy the kids they work with, and
I'm convinced that's why Jakob has taken to it so

In over two years in school the teachers have been
unable to find anything that interests Jakob, so to
see him loving swimming and making progress in
so little time is definitely impressive.

I would and have recommended Sensory Swim .

Thanks for being there."

Laura Lewis - Edgewood, Maryland  

"For over four years our 7-year old son has been taking
swimming lessons.

We have been through four or five instructors without
making any progress.

That is until he started taking lesson with Sensory
Swim's Andrew and Mary.


Meet Xavier

We drive one hour each way for once a week lessons.

Last week, our son actually dog-paddled across the deep
end of the pool.

I have shed lots of tears watching him struggle these
last four years.

Last week, my tears were full of joy.

Andrew and Mary are helping our son to develop
confidence and a skill that he will have for the
rest of his life."

Dr. Shari Miles Cohen - Washington DC

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"Let me tell you a bit about Sensory Swim.

My wife was the one that did the research and came
across Andrew and Mary's website.

It sounded like a perfect idea.

Initially I contacted Andrew.

He was very prompt in returning my first phone call.

His genuine concern about every child prospect and
caring about the impact and importance of the
special swimming program, instilled credence
in how they could help my son.

Every lesson I take my son to is a learning experience.

My son is instructed by Mary, who my son has phenomenal
chemistry with.

Watching her technique, i understand what and why she
is doing it but i would never of thought of it myself.

Andrew and Mary are God sent to our family!

Every lesson I take my son to is an exciting learning

It's very exciting watching him make progress.

I root for him behind the two way mirror like I'm at
the Super Bowl!

My son is now 4 1/2 months in and he has done things I
didn't think he could do in the water.

Thank you Andrew and Mary for being part of our journey

Eric Cieplinski  - Washington DC