Rapidswim Programs to Continue in 2023
South Australia’s largest disability provider Minda Inc has announced it will fully deliver the popular Rapidswim aquatic therapy and learn to swim programs from 2023.
Rapidswim has been run by disability and inclusion support body Active Inclusion (previously Inclusive Sports SA) for more than 30 years, with the first program run at the Elizabeth Aquadome in 1991. Due to the impact of COVID, the organisation is unable to sustain the continuation of the full program.
Minda, which already provides pool space for more than half of the current Rapidswim offering, has agreed to take on and deliver the full program, with Active Inclusion training Minda staff during the final term of 2022. The two organisations will work side-by-side during this period.
Minda Inc Chief Executive Dr David Panter said the transition of Rapidswim to Minda highlighted the organisation’s commitment to inclusivity and addresses the importance of community to a person’s health and wellbeing.
“This transition of Rapidswim directly aligns with our values and commitments to enable people living with an intellectual disability live their best life, when and where they like and as independently as possible,” Dr Panter said.
“Minda identified the need to provide a home for the Rapidswim programs to ensure it can continue to operate, and we are thrilled to be able to create this opportunity.”
Active Inclusion will be providing a transition for all participants who will be able to continue their sessions with Minda.