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Training courses that qualify you with no experience.

You don’t need a welfare qualification or swimming instructor qualification to learn from scratch.
If you are interested in teaching swimming to people with disabilities, if you have any concerns, or if you are looking for an opportunity, this course is for you.

People who are recommended to take this course (examples)

Three points of the course

In the poolYou’ll learn how to help!

You can learn the necessary assistance for swimming situations, which I can tell you from my more than 10 years of experience in assisting the disabled, so even if you have no experience, you can start from zero and practice repeatedly until you have no worries.

From psychologyApproach!

Beginning with developmental psychology and the physical characteristics of the body according to developmental issues and each disability, you will learn how to swim in a way that suits the student in front of you, and after completing the course, you will be able to notice how to approach and devise lessons on your own.

Encouraging physical developmentTraining!

We repeatedly research sports psychology, psychology of people with disabilities, and support methods through hypothesis and verification. Our teaching methods are not only based on swimming techniques, but also on the feelings of people with disabilities, and are so easy to understand that even junior high school students can understand them.

For those interested inswimming for the disabled

Let’s study swimming for the disabled!” What would you like to start with? What are the criteria for your choice?

All of these are important, but the first criterion for disabled swimming is the ability to think universally about highly individualized…
In industry terms, it’s “total competence”.

Our instructors not only “know both welfare and swimming” and “know many kinds of disabilities”,

but also “know common things beyond the kinds and degrees of disabilities”, “know how the body works and how to exercise according to the rules”, and “have the ability to think and devise for themselves while being close to others”.

This is the only way we can provide safe and enjoyable swimming support that is “person-centered” and “centered on daily life”.

Why don’t you join us in the pool and have fun with children with disabilities!

酒井泰葉

Hi, I’m Yasuha Sakai, the representative of the Japan Swimming Association for the Disabled.

At the moment, the number of students at my tutoring swimming club has increased 28-fold to 112, from just 4 when we first started up, thanks to word of mouth.

From 2017 to the end of December 2020, we have given individual swimming lessons to a total of 5,772 people (from 2017 to December 2021).
We have also supported a total of over 1,000 people per year in the Corona Disaster situation.

When we first started up.“We’re not a big company, we can’t attract that many students” “There’s no way this will work.” I was sometimes told that I was not a good person.

It is true that when you open a shop, not only a swimming schoolIt usually takes 3 years to be recognized by many people and 5 years to get on track.We achieved this with “unprecedented speed.”

We have been working hard to make “Aqua Marche” from an unknownI think the reason we’ve grown so much in such a short period of time is because we’veI went to the swimming powerhouse to learn some special program andIt is not because we introduced the method.

We are grateful for the support of our students and their families who help us with our daily lessons, and of course, for the support of our We realized that there was one thing that we could do to help our students live a more active and energetic life.

I have experienced two areas, the nursing field and the swimming school.I’ve realized it through my research.It’s a change of mindset.

At first, everyone is surprised, but by simply knowing this point and teaching it…In a year and a half, we have built a popular club that attracts 28 times as many students asI am now able to run it continuously.

Listen to what some of our students actually have to say about their lessons!

I signed up right away because my child’s core was weak and I wanted her to be trained.The private lessons were the deciding factor. (It’s hard to find anywhere else)After I actually started, I found that my child was more confident than before in PE at school.I have been participating in bar and mat exercises with great enthusiasm.I was surprised to see that my physical strength has clearly improved even in everyday life.(From a mother with developmental disabilities)

I heard from an acquaintance that they could take care of the children from water habituation. I also read the website, so I have even more confidence in the school.I think he enjoyed the lesson more than the first lesson.I want to go back for the next lesson every time! I am looking forward to it.She is very attentive and careful in her teaching, so she isI am able to ask for help with peace of mind. The teacher’s smile makes him feel relaxed and happy.(Paraplegic, mother)

Due to higher brain dysfunction, my child loses his memory very quickly.In just two lessons, he has learned to swim four events.He even went on to compete in the Tokyo Metropolitan Championships and brought home a gold medal.I loved swimming, but I didn’t expect him to be so good at it.(Higher brain dysfunction, mother)

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This testimonial is just a small sample of the questionnaires.

Because we are not a big company, we can’t spend money on advertising other than on our website. I have done very little.However, the reputation calls the reputation in the school and the rehabilitation center, etc.It has become a daily routine for us to respond to emails inquiring about membership.

Why has the number of prospective members increased so much?

I have been volunteering since I was a student, including as aI have been involved in teaching swimming for the handicapped for more than 10 years, working at elementary schools, swimming schools, and various organizations around the country.I have accumulated a lot of experience.

I majored in psychology in college and studied sport psychology, psychology of the disabled, andI have studied support methods and practiced them in the field of teaching andI have been researching for better lessons.

After graduating from university, I worked in the welfare sector, supporting people’s daily life (bathing assistance, general housework and outings, etc.).I have been involved in the field of disability I also learned how to be close to people with disabilities as a human being more thoroughly in the field.

This way of being close to others is naturally applied to swimming lessons, andIt has become a popular teaching method that is “easy to understand”.

But gradually, I found myself asking, “How can you give a lesson like that?” When I was in a position to teach, I realized that it was difficult to convey my sensual way of teaching to others.

The usual way of teaching swimming, whether in elementary schools, private schools or private instructors, is basically following the pattern of the “for able-bodied swimmers” model.

If you try to impose this on children with disabilities, you will end up confusing them, or worse, making them “hate swimming”. A change of mindset is needed.

For example.More careful training in the water to stimulate physical development The body becomes smoother and“I did it!” and a sense of accomplishment.You can swim confidently and happily.

We have been trying to make this happen by repeating hypothesis and verification, not just by experience, technical theory or know-how.Not only swimming technique, but alsoWe have been working with children with disabilitiessystematically until an easy-to-understand teaching method is developed. We have established a teaching method that is “so easy to understand that even junior high school students can understand it.

In the beginning“Why are you doing that exercise?” “Why is that necessary here?”Some people were dubious about it.
At any rate, “Just do as I say!”And when I asked him to try out the teaching methodThe students improved rapidly.
“It sure worked!” I was able to get a good impression of the game.

The reputation became word of mouth, and furthermore, the teaching method attracted attentionThe school has been featured in major newspapers and swimming trade magazines.

(The Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, and other media covered it extensively, and a book was published as a teaching material)

The booklet “Happy Swimming” was picked up by a major newspaper and 1,000 people subscribed in about 3 months

The booklet “Happy Swimming” led to the publication of a book on swimming support for children with developmental disabilities.

The big difference between this and a qualification such as “Sports Instructor for the Disabled” is that

  • It is the only training and certification that focuses specifically on swimming for the disabled.
  • “You can efficiently learn the knowledge and skills required for actual lessons.
  • You can also learn about business, such as how to attract customers and how to connect with repeat customers.

There are many problems in the industry, such as the lack of successors, the lack of friends with whom you can talk about your problems, and the lack of successors.Because you will be able to ask about management methods, you will become a high-level instructor who can aim to become independent or open a business after the training, which will be a truly useful contribution to the local community.

We have had everyone from local swim clubs for the disabled to major swimming schools who have experienced this program and have been delighted with it.

Around this time, I began to realize that I had two roles: to give lessons directly to students and to impart the national and international teaching methods I had researched and analyzed.

I thought that if people who learned this teaching method could work around Japan, it would help provide swimming opportunities for more people with disabilities.

Next, you’ll get to actually experience this teaching program.Please read the feedback from the instructors who are practicing in the field.

I was able to learn how to deal with a wide range of people with disabilities. I was also able to confirm that it is possible to give lessons that are similar to those for able-bodied people. I was also able to resolve some issues that I was having with the teaching menu that I actually use in the field.(Male, major sports club in the Kanto area)

I volunteer with a swimming group for children with intellectual disabilities, and after listening to the advice of the senior members, I wondered, “Is this really the right way to teach?” I had a lot of doubts. During the lecture, I frankly asked them and I could understand how I should be close to the children’s feelings and think about the lesson content. I would like to try what I learned at the next swimming lesson.(Swimming club for the disabled, Kanto, 50s female)

The first time I saw a relaxation for a child with an incurable disease or severe physical disability, I thought, “What are they doing?” And I thought “it looks easy”. But when I actually tried it, I found that I could not get the tense child to relax by rocking his body at all…. I found that the tips on how to support the body and the instructor’s forcefulness led to the problems.(Male, 40s, major sports club, Kanto)

I was wondering how to develop from “water play” to “swimming” for children with severe physical disabilities. I observed an actual demonstration lesson and was amazed at how the lesson discovered and brought out what the child could do. In one lesson, I saw a child who could barely walk in the water glide smoothly on the surface of the water while smiling and laughing, and I thought, “I want to be able to teach this kind of lesson too.(Male, 50s, a major swimming school in Kyushu)

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How was it?
Just as swimming is new to the children, it is new to the instructors as well.

And even after taking the course.
I made seven pieces of handmade swimming equipment from the training course!”
I’m going to use it for backstroke practice right away!”
We have more students in the parent-child swimming class!
We have received happy reports from our instructors such as

Training Course Students’ Voices

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Next, I will explain the actual content of the training and the course fee. This is the only training course in Japan that covers the history of disability welfare, physical disability, intellectual disability, developmental disability, mental disability and intractable disease, as well as the latest overseas swimming for the disabled.

【Course content and tuition fees】

This training course is taught in order from beginner to advanced level.

Beginner’s level

Beginner’s level qualification will be awarded

★5 hours Lecture + Practical training in the pool 30,000 yen

●3 points to get used to the water and to avoid drowning

Here, we will prepare your body for swimming based on the three skills you need to acquire to avoid drowning, with the theme of “safety” being the most important factor before swimming. This course is designed to build a foundation for safe practice without the risk of drowning, even if you can swim. This is a tip for children who are “gray” in swimming school or school to join with us in group lessons at the water familiarization – basic level.

●What you will learn in the lecture
  • Challenge yourself to learn the three skills you need to learn to avoid drowning: floating, holding on, and spinning.
  • Children who are afraid of water can put their face on the water easily: careful method and steady without trauma.
  • How to help a child who loves the water learn to swim while playing: A little taste of the skills needed to swim and see how it goes!
  • Tips for relaxation in the water and how to help in the water even with severe physical disabilities: how to use tools well and build the ability to swim on your own
  • Medical and Social Models
  • How to be there for children with disabilities
  • Learn about the difficulties and innovations in participation for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Learn about the difficulties and innovations in participation for children with physical disabilities!
  • How to deal with people with epilepsy
●What you will learn in practical skills
  • How to use a wheelchair
  • Assistance with transfers
  • The 3 Elements of Drowning Prevention
  • Basic posture, etc.
●Assumed degree of disability
  • Physical disability, intellectual disability, mild developmental disability (gray or very mild autism, autism spectrum disorder)
  • People who are mostly independent in activities of daily living on land or in the water or both (with little or no need for assistance)
●Assumed degree of familiarity with water
  • Some anxiety – water seems enjoyable
  • Able to breathe spontaneously on land
Intermediate

Intermediate certification will be awarded

★About 5 hours Lecture + Practical training in the pool Fee 40,000 yen

●Tips on how to get used to the water and how to swim.

You will learn about primitive reflexes, how lessons are developed with children with disabilities, and the ability to think from the perspective of the person with a disability, which is not usually taught in schools. It will give you tips on how to help children who are “grey” in swimming school or school to join together in group lessons at a basic level or above.

●What you will learn in the lecture
  • Are you teaching from crawl? Why I don’t teach from the crawl: draw out your child’s strengths from their ease of doing things.
  • Steps to achieve breath control in the crawl: practice balance to get out of slumps!
  • Tips to help children with disabilities practice while gaining confidence: Knowing how children see their instructors, you can talk to them and follow up with them on a daily basis that will resonate with them.
  • How to coordinate to be accepted by children with disabilities: What kind of swimsuit makes a child feel at ease with the teacher? Let’s do a grooming check
  • When to make rules and when to tell kids about rules
  • Physical and watchful care in pools and facilities
  • Swimming methods (from getting used to the water to the four swimming events)
  • How to work with your family
●What you will learn in practical skills
  • Swimming methods (from getting used to the water to the four swimming events)
  • How to resolve the points where you tend to get stuck
●Assumed degree of disability
  • Physical disability (limb disability, level 3 or 4), intellectual disability, moderate developmental disability (autism, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder to the extent that panic does not occur. *If you do not fit in with the group in the classroom and are considered “gray”, you will be considered intermediate or above).
  • Nearly independent in activities of daily living on land or in the water or both
  • who require partial or specific partial assistance.
●Assumed degree of familiarity with water
  • Some anxiety – water seems enjoyable
  • Able to breathe spontaneously on land
Advanced

Advanced certification will be awarded

★About 5 hours Lecture + Practical training in the pool 50,000 yen

●Swimming practice and tips on how to adjustto a higher degree of individualization

Thorough advice on how to speak up, look the child in the eye, and even the instructor’s own appearance to gain the trust of the child for a successful lesson in swimming for the disabled. By being able to give appropriate advice to families in relation to the content of the lessons, we can provide total support that goes beyond swimming. If you have made it this far, starting your own business is not just a dream.

●What you will learn in the lectures
  • Enjoy swimming more in cooperation with your family! Family feelings and para-sports in society
  • Swimming Methods: Practice and easy-to-understand support methods for swimming the four events
  • Swimming Methods: Swimming for the Severely Physically Challenged
  • Methods of Swimming: Easy-to-understand support and swimming for people with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Practice for when you need to practice for a record meeting or competition
  • What to do when self-harm or panic occurs
  • What to do when severe epilepsy occurs
  • (Optional) You can start your own business! What if I want to start up on my own? How to become a trusted and active instructor in school pool classes and in your own community
●What you will learn in practical skills
  • Swim for the severely physically challenged
  • Swim for people with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities
●Assumed degree of disability
  • Individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities who wish to connect to swimming in all four disciplines. Those with a physical disability (limb disability with a grade 1-2 diagnosis), intellectual disability, or developmental disability with a severe diagnosis (ADHD, autism, autism spectrum disorder).
  • People who need assistance with activities of daily living on land or in the water, or both, to whom assistance is necessary to essential.
  • People with severe physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, who want to learn how to swim in a swimming style other than the so-called four swimming styles (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and crawl) while making the most of their strengths.
  • People with severe intellectual disabilities who have difficulty communicating.
  • People prone to self-harm or panic
●Assumed degree of familiarity with water
  • Strong fear of water – water can be fun

While you can learn the beginner level and be ready to teach and use it with your own students and families, we have a set discounted fee for those who register together to help those who are passionate about teaching swimming who are reading this guide learn even more.

● Set Course Fees ●

Beginner + IntermediateOne-day summary course 6 hours

From 70,000 yen

60,000 yen

(10,000 yen discount)

Beginner + Intermediate + Advanced

From 120,000 yen

100,000 yen

(20,000 yen discount)

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* Lectures can be divided into classes on any day you like. We will respond to individual consultations after making inquiries regarding the date and time (please note that we cannot provide individual support for practical skills).

※Even if you have not decided on the date for the intermediate course, you can still take the course if you let us know at the time of application for the beginner course. ※However, please note that we cannot accept a request for a set course fee after the beginner’s course.

Full Money Back Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with any of the content of the course, you will receive a full refund.
Please make a decision after you have practiced the content of the course in your own workplace and used the bonus follow-up and DVD.
Therefore, the guarantee period is 60 days after you take the course.

※We will refund your money minus the bank transfer fee after we confirm that you return your certificate and other course materials.

Furthermore, we work very hard on every course and we are confident that we will be able to help you, but attending the training is not the end, this is where it all begins. We update the content every year, so please feel free to retake the course (the first retake of the ones hosted by our association comes with a free service) and use it to improve your own skills.

I believe it is also important to help you practice after the training, so I am offering a special benefit to all students.

【Four Major Privileges】

  1. Free to retake the course

    Limited to those organized by Aqua Marche (Japan Swimming Association for the Disabled) (equivalent to half of each step’s re-take fee)
    *Individual support and on-site courses are not eligible.

  2. Free follow-up consultations are available by phone.できます

    (Once a month for 10 minutes, worth 5,000 yen)
    *If you were not able to practice in the field, you can ask questions about the course content once a month for 10 minutes.

  3. Receive the actual copy of the newsletter benefit booklet “Happy Swimming” as a gift.

    • For those who have taken the course up to intermediate level1 book (worth 1,080 yen)
    • For those who have taken the course up to the advanced level10 books (worth 10,800 yen) as a gift (if desired)
    ハッピースイミング
  4. This is especially important! Preservation DVD present (worth 10,000 yen)

    【Contents】

    • Tips for getting into ke-nobi posture
    • Tips for getting into the back-float posture
    • Tips on how to get used to water on your face
    • 3 points to avoid drowning
    • Crawl Breathing Points

    Easy-to-understand learning with pictures and audio

    特にココがポイント!保存版DVD

In other words, these four major benefits alone are enough to get you to the advanced level. In total, you will receive 85,800 yen worth of benefits.

For the next two months, we will be happy to consult with you about on-site training.

(Example of facility use)

9:30-18:00 Conference room

13:00-15:00 Swimming pool

If you can rent our facilities as shown in the example above, we can hold a one-day beginner and intermediate course.

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FAQ Q&A

Is there online support?
For all levels, only classroom lectures are available online. Upon completion of the practical skills, the entire course is completed and a certificate of qualification will be issued. We ask that you attend the lectures followed by the practical training in the order in which they are given. If your schedule does not allow you to take the practical training first, you can take the “Guidance” online before the practical training. (From November 2021, we will make it possible for you to take the course without the guidance. The fees are the same for each system, as well as for the practical skills, which will incur additional costs later on. The online course will be conducted using ZOOM. We ask that you take the course on a computer, as communication fees can be expensive for smartphones, and the screen is too small to read the text on the materials. In this case, we will not be able to refund any money if the course does not go smoothly due to poor connection from a connection other than a PC, such as a smartphone. In addition, we will cancel the attendance of those who do not “show their face” even if they have paid for the course, in order to prevent any duplicate attendance, recording, or filming of the practical skills. Please make sure to turn on the video camera and mute function. Please wear earphones. If any other duplication of materials, etc. or dishonesty is discovered, the qualification will be cancelled even after the certificate of completion has been issued, and the necessary action will be taken.
I am a teacher at a special needs school. I would like to make the most of it at school.
You are very welcome. The pool environment differs from school to school, so if you can provide us with photos of the pool, swimming equipment, changing rooms and other facilities at your school, we will be able to provide you with on-site advice. We look forward to seeing you there.
I can’t swim in all events due to a disability, can I still become an instructor?
Yes, you can become an instructor even if you cannot swim the four events (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and crawl). This is based on reasonable accommodation, etc., and you can be an instructor in each discipline and in your area of expertise.
For example, at Aqua Marche, a swimming school for people with disabilities affiliated with the Association in Tokyo, you can work as an instructor specializing in backstroke or in any of the three swimming events except butterfly.
I am a certified swimming instructor.
We are sorry, but we do not offer any exemption for the courses because the subjects are not interchangeable and the methods are different.
You will learn not only how to teach swimming, but also walking, relaxation, etc. directly from internationally certified instructors, and most importantly, you will learn how to understand and support people with disabilities and their parents from a psychological perspective in order to support their desire to “get in the water” and “swim smoothly”. We will learn the approach at the same time.
Swimming and support methods are constantly evolving, so it will be easier to understand if you have a clean slate and are familiar with the atmosphere of swimming for people with disabilities and the organization.
Please consider it as a way to enjoy the world of swimming for people with disabilities.
I am a foreigner, can I take the class?
Yes, we have had people from overseas attend our classes. Currently, the textbook is in Japanese, but we will provide you with an English version of the preliminary information, questionnaire and certificate of completion. We will also provide you with the preliminary information, questionnaire, and certificate of completion in English.
Can you issue a certificate in English?
Yes, we normally issue certificates in Japanese, but we can issue certificates in English if you wish (1,000 yen issuance fee). This is very much appreciated by both overseas teachers and teachers from Japan who are going abroad!
I heard that lunch is included, but I have food restrictions due to my religion.
Yes, please let us know in advance what you are not allowed to eat due to religious reasons by filling out the inquiry form. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance and we will take them into consideration or consult with the facility.
Vegan. I want to take welfare and environmental issues into consideration as much as possible.
Swimming is a water-intensive exercise and sport, and is a lifelong sport. We use organic swimming equipment that is not tested on animals or made with the cooperation of welfare facilities. Your fees go back to us.
Will the recordings be distributed?
Due to concerns about data size, plagiarism, and secondary use, we do not distribute the videos. We do not allow students who do not show up on the day of the event for the purpose of using the recording function of the organizer and distributing the recording data, as it may cause inconvenience to the other students and copyright issues. One of the goals of Swimming for the Disabled is to be a profound and fruitful training project. We ask that you attend the course in real time, face to face, just as you would in a regular training course, so that you can resolve any points you do not understand on the spot and move on to the next step. If you are absent on the day of the training, we ask that you transfer the training to another day and attend in real time.
Can I pay by credit card?
Credit card payment is available. We will provide information to those who inquire.
Will a certificate of completion be issued after the course?
In addition to a certificate of completion, we issue a business-card-sized card called the Instructor’s Certificate of Eligibility. This card is also made by a welfare workshop. The certificate of completion does not mean that the person is a qualified swimming instructor or a coach who belongs to the corporation, but it is a proof that the person has completed the course of the training program.

In order to prevent the recent new coronavirus, we have taken the following precautions to ensure that all participants can attend the lectures and practical sessions in the training program for swimming instructors for the disabled with peace of mind.

  • Distribute infection control requests in Japanese and English
  • The room is always ventilated during lectures
  • We disinfect both lectures and practicals frequently.
  • Distribution of supplies for dryness and cold (heat)
  • Wearing pool masks for staff during practical pool exercises
Practical skills using a wheelchair (photo)

You know that swimming is good for children with disabilities, but you don’t know what to do with them.
Many children and families are still struggling to find an instructor.

I feel that if I see even one child struggling like that, it is a “lot”. We are committed to promoting swimming for the disabled so that as many families and children as possible can be saved as soon as possible so that they can experience the joy of swimming.。

That’s all for now, but if you’d like to hear more specifics, please contact us via email.

The world of swimming for the disabled is still a small world, but it is a deep and interesting world where you can expand your network of various people at once. It is often said in the world of caregiving that true disability is
It’s a feeling of, ‘I don’t know, let’s just stop.

Join us in making disabled swimming more exciting!

President, Japan Swimming Association for the Disabled酒井 泰葉

* The term “disabled person” here refers to physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental disorders, all disabilities and intractable diseases.
* For those who listen with voice software, the notation is “obstacle”.