Special Needs SwimThree Year Round Locations
To Turn Your
Child Into A
- Bel Air, Maryland (Harford County)
- Chantilly, Virginia (Fairfax County)
- Sterling, Virginia (Loudoun County)
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
Principles & 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,
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.
phenomenal job they have done with our 2 boys.
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
Stephen & Maribel McIntyre- Vienna, Virginia
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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