AT For Swimming: Make a Splash

Some people consider swimming a rigorous form of exercise, while others see it as a leisurely pastime. Either way, it can be a therapeutic, relaxing, and beneficial activity. According to the World Health Organization, adults between 18–64 who engage in physical activities like swimming have lower rates of common diseases and depression, exhibit a higher level of cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, and are more likely to maintain their weight.

If you are blind or low vision or have a mobility disability and would like to swim, assistive technology (AT) products may help you swim more easily. This guide will highlight some of the products available on the market. Prior to swimming, be sure to consult with your medical provider about your options.

Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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