No limit to McKeon's swim scheme success

A Wollognong swim school has received recognition for its program for people with disabilities.

McKeon's Swim School in Unanderra has spent the past six years teaching people with disabilities to swim in an engaging and inclusive social environment.

Its program for people with disabilities, No Limits, was recognised in the Disability Services Achievement Awards on International Day of People with Disability.

The school's director Susie McKeon and No Limits co-ordinator Liz Green were presented with the Accessible Community Award by Life Without Barriers.

Ms McKeon said it was an important award to receive as staff had continued to improve the program.

"A number of our staff are really passionate about working with individuals with a disability," she said.

"It's great for them to be recognised for their hard work."

The program offers the chance to enjoy the water while learning important safety skills.

Ms Green assesses people when they inquire about the program. By finding out their needs she can place them in the most appropriate lesson.

"No Limits is for anyone of any age with any disability," Ms Green said.

"It's about getting people in, involving them and achieving as a community."

The school's swim staff have a Swim Australia teaching accreditation for Learners with a Disability. Ongoing training for staff is organised with specialists.

A member of Life Without Barriers nominated the swim school for the award.

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