Sydney AUSTSWIM Workshop


Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience Workshop


Tuesday 7 May 2019

Sydney Showground – Hall 5

9:30am – 11:30am (Theory lesson – classroom style)
11:30am – 12:15pm (Lunch)
12:15pm – 2:15pm (Practical lesson at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre)

$85.00 + GST (Lunch included)

Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience (MATE) is an innovative and interactive community workshop aimed at optimising health and wellness opportunities for people with medical conditions and/or disabilities. The MATE workshop provides participants with the information, skills and confidence to take a person with a medical condition and/or disability to the pool for recreation activities.

The MATE workshop is not about swimming strokes; it is a guide to encouraging and facilitating physical activity in an aquatic environment for people who do not always have the opportunity to participate in aquatic activity.

Who can attend?

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Personal trainers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Carers
  • Disability Leaders
  • Family members (parent, partner, siblings, friends)

The MATE workshop offers:

  • Comprehensive notes
  • Real life scenarios depicting examples of frustrations to success
  • Simulation exercises – what your body does in the water
  • Aquatic activities to use in an inclusive setting
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded people

Why is aquatic activity beneficial?

  • Promotes sense of wellbeing
  • Maximises body function and independence
  • Improves mood and increases self-esteem
  • Endorses water safety principles
  • Provides fitness opportunities for you and your MATE