How you can help swimmers with a visual impairment

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Every swimmer with a visual impairment has the right to participate in the sport of their choice.

And, with World Sight Day taking place this week, it is a fitting time to highlight Swim England and the Institute of Swimming’s Visually Impaired Friendly Swimming Continuous Personal Development (CPD) course.

This online CPD will assist anyone who is delivering swimming activities with support, ideas and guidance on how to include people with a visual impairment.

The course consists of five modules, including Understanding Visual Impairment and Accessible Swimming. This online CPD is free to access and complete, although a charge is associated if learners require a certificate.

Flexible learning

The workshop should take one to three hours to complete. Learners can stop working and return to the last visited page at any time but in order to become competent, they must achieve a pass rate of 80 per cent or more.

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness aimed at focusing global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year it takes place on Thursday 11 October.

Find out more about the Institute of Swimming’s Visually Impaired Friendly Swimming CPD and book a place.

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