Minda’s Rapidswim program has recently been recognised at the Life Saving SA’s 2023 South Australian Aquatic Recreation Conference and Awards in the category of Community Aquatic Program of the Year.
The award celebrates a specialised and tailored program that has been facilitated and delivered within the aquatic industry to achieve a specific outcome.
Minda has been delivering the full Rapidswim program since January 2023 which includes hydrotherapy focusing on increasing gross, fine and hand skills, communication and social skills, water and safety awareness; and the learn to swim program which provides the opportunity for children and adults living with disability to increase water confidence, water safety and awareness.
Minda Chief Executive Dr David Panter says the award recognition reflects the organisation’s commitment in ensuring the well-being of its clients and community.
“At Minda, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy aquatic activities safely, regardless of age or ability. This award reflects our tireless efforts to provide a secure and inclusive environment for all our clients,” he says.
“We are honoured and motivated to continue our mission of promoting aquatic safety, setting new benchmarks, and positively impacting the lives of those we serve.”
Rapidswim was previously 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 was unable to sustain the continuation of the full program.