Dear Mom & Dad,

What you are about to read should be taken as a harsh reminder. 

But, we know you can handle it.

We know you’ve already had that harsh conversation with your medical professionals.

If your child is in grade school, you’ve already had an IEP meeting that just took the wind out of your sails.

And, you’ve probably already had that harshest of conversations inside your own brain.

You know the conversations we are talking about.

The doctor says, “Sit down, I have something to say to you about your unborn child."

The teacher says, “Well, we’ve noticed some things about your child in school this year,"

And, you or your spouse questions, “What will our child do to survive when we've grown too old to help?"

None of those conversations are things we’ve planned ahead for in life.

But, in your reality, they’re all now a natural part of your life.

While this reminder might be a bit painful to hear, it’s also imperative that you listen.  

But first let us introduce ourselves.

Our names are Andrew & Mary. 

We are better known as Sensory Swim® and we know how you feel. 

We've been there too.

Below is a picture of us so you can put our names to our faces.

Over the past decade we've learned. there are two different types of parents of children with autism.

And, in our experience, we've found that there are two times more of one category than there are of the other.

Two Groups Of Autism Parents... Where Do You Fit In?

One group of parents is hopeful for their child’s future.

One group of parents dreams of a day when their child will “play well with others.”

One group of parents is willing to put out extra effort to see their child’s world expand.

They want to see that world reach beyond the four walls of their bedroom.

Beyond their home.

We hope that’s the group of parents to which you belong.

Sadly, though, it might not be so.

But, we are hopeful that you are!

Then, there’s another group of parents.

This group of parents has given up.

They don’t see the value in teaching their child new things.

They’ve refuse to allow their children to learn basic survival skills.

When other programs failed to deliver results these parents didn't just give up they also lowered their standards.

This second group of parents resists helping their child become more independent.

These parents reject the idea that their child can learn how to adapt to their surroundings.

Let us explain how we've learned this truth before you deny being in this second group of parents.

In a decade of developing kids on the spectrum into swimming machines we've noticed some things:

4,000 plus parents have qualified for the first group.

More than 8,000 parents have found themselves in the second group.

We know because we've personally spoke with every single one of them.

That means there’s a 66% probability you won’t read beyond this point.

There’s a 2/3 chance that you’re not strong enough to see your child grow up and mature.

There’s a two to one possibility that you’ll just let your child depend upon you and your spouse, until your time has come.

If you’re angry at us after reading the last few paragraphs, We are sorry.

But, it’s just the harsh reality of what we've observed in the past decade:

In the past ten years, we’ve taught over 4,000 autistic children.

Those kids have become swimming machines.

They know the independence of water safety and the fun of swimming.

In the same ten years, we've spoken to more than 8,000 other parents.

Those parents refused to give their child that extra boost. 

Over 90% didn't enroll because they were let down by other programs and didn't want to be disappointed again.

Even with our exclusive guarantee they were too afraid to try again.

If you are one of the elite parents in the autism community, we encourage you to hang around.

So, there you have it — the harsh reality.

We suspect — strongly — that those in the second group of parents are gone.

Sadly that is indeed the majority.

The crowd of parents reading this letter is now smaller.

But, that’s fine… now, we can talk to you.

We are super excited that you made it this far.  

Have you ever noticed that there are times when your child seems to beam with pride and joy?

Have you caught onto what brings on those moments when the “light” just seems to “come on” with your child?

Have you realized those moments happen after you’ve determined to do whatever it takes?

After you've committed to see more of those moments within your child?

So have we.

That’s why we started offering
  • extremely enjoyable
  • exceedingly effective
  • perfectly fitted
private swim lessons for children and adults on the autism spectrum a decade ago.

And, it’s why we still teach today.

We get just as excited as you do when we see that light turn on within our students.

We recognize the fact that, most of the time, it can be a difficult battle toward victory.

We’ve joked that we’d be millionaires if we're paid by the number of injuries we've received.

You know:
  • kicks
  • scratches
  • bruises
  • punches
These things will get your child ejected from other swim schools.

They will label your child violent and say it's too dangerous to teach them.

They don't understand but it's okay because we do.

We wouldn’t trade a single one of those "rough" moments  for the joy we get when your child finally “gets it."

That's why Sensory Swim® is where impossible odds set the stage for God's amazing miracles.  

We Want Your Child To Thrive In This World... Just Like You Do!

You want your child to survive ... well... You want for them to do more than to just "survive".

You want your child to thrive.

So do we!

That’s why we started Sensory Swim® a decade ago and it’s why we’re still developing this program to improve year after year.

And, that commitment has distinguished us and our program among many others worldwide.
  • We understand children on the autism spectrum
  • We’re committed to the success of your child.
  • We recognize the individual character and needs of each child in our program.
  • We're committed to helping your child fight back against the dangers of wandering.
At Sensory Swim® we are here from start to finish no matter how long it takes.

Just like you we will be celebrating each victory your child makes no matter how small or large it seems to be.

We know that helping your child learn to swim spills out in every other thing they do in life.

You'll soon see it too.

Sensory Swim® is so distinguishable different because we will actually teach your child how to swim. 

This isn't a program run by volunteers who only show up for community service hours.

This isn't a program run by high school students who will be working at Subway next week..

Perfectly Fitted Private Swim Lessons For Children On The Autism Spectrum

For this reason, we individualize our swim instruction to the needs of your child.

Here’s how we can do that:
  • One-to-one Instruction.
For the majority of our students, we teach them one on one.

This allows us the time to get to know your child personally.

1. We’re able to learn their unique needs, their specific triggers and their specific behaviors.

2. We recognize that individual instruction might not be enough attention for some students.

So, we schedule two instructors for just one student at those times.

3. This "personalized attention" gives us the ability to focus on the needs — physical and emotional — of your child And, it helps us speed up the success process for your child.

Forget level systems.

We meet your child where they are in the progress and take them where you want them to be.

That’s why we know we can turn your child into a swimming machine.
  • A Focus On Ministry.  
Unlike other swim schools, we don’t have “business expansion plans.”

Our focus never goes beyond teaching your child how to swim. 

1.  We don’t do birthday parties.

We don’t do group lessons.

We aren’t lifeguards on the side.

2. All we do is teach kids on the spectrum how to swim — YOUR child — how to swim.
  • Year-Round Heated Pools + Same Time Slot + Same Instructor. 
All the pools we use are heated to 90 degrees (F), year round.

Once you join the program we won't ever switch your time slot unless you request it and your child will have one of us as their instructor from start to finish.

1. This helps you by developing a year-round schedule for your child.

You’ll be able to plan your life around lessons not the other way around.

2. As a parent of a child who favors routine you know the importance of building a consistent schedule.  

We know the power of schedule, too.

3.  We recognize the power of similarity and it's a crucial piece of our  "Autism Engines" system
  • Three Super Accessible Locations
  1. Bel Air, Maryland ( Harford County)
  2. Chantilly, Virginia ( Fairfax County)
  3. Springfield, Virginia (Fairfax County) 
So if  you’re in the more elite groups of parents with a child on the spectrum

We can't wait to 
  • Help your child be more independent.
  • Help your child be more confident. 
  • Reduce the chance of your child drowning by more than 88% 
  • Give you peace of mind.

How Sensory Swim® Works

Since we’re being honest with each other… the truth is teaching a child on the autism spectrum how to swim is… ummm… challenging.

Yes, it is a difficult process.

And, the older your child is, the more difficult it will be.

As a matter of fact, the older your child, the more resolute — the more determined — you must be to find success.

To help you with this commitment, let us explain how we get your kid to move from
  • fear to confidence
  • difficult to easy
  • incompetent to competent.

While every child is different there is a common framework we use to teach each child.

We pretty much wrote the book on this framework and today it is commonly known as Autism Engines

This process involves us, your child and you.

In the beginning it will be difficult.

But, as a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, that’s true of just about everything you do today with your child.

We’ll work together to move your child from fear to confidence.

From difficult to easy.

From incompetent to confident.

This process is what gives life meaning.

It’s a process that prevents boredom, burnout and depression.

And, it’s good for both you and your child!

But we don't mind doing the heavy lifting.

We will do the rest!

When we teach your child how to swim, you'll be amazed that they develop confidence in other areas, as well.

This confident nature will spill over in every aspect of their life.

But, those who quit early will lose out on the greatest benefits and the Autism Engines process won't work without consistency. 

So if you are unable to commit to 30 minutes to lessons each week on a consistent basis this program won't be any use to you.

Please try another program on for size.

Sensory Swim® is a perfect fit for your child 
  • If you don’t complain about problems because you’re too busy searching for solutions
  • If you are willing to dig your heels or boots in for as long as it takes 
  • If you always share great resources ( Sensory Swim is 98% word of mouth)
  • If you are committed to seeing your child become unstoppable.   

Our Exclusive Guarantee Makes This The Easiest Decision You've Ever Made

As we mentioned earlier there is a great chance that you found Sensory Swim® because you've been extremely disappointed with other swim schools.

These swim schools advertise that they specialize in teaching children and adults on the autism spectrum. 

Then they take you on a ride you can't ever forget.

They lock you into a contract then
  • provide you with everything & anything except a caring & compassionate teacher
  • pass the blame when you confront their lack of professionalism
  • refuse to refund any of your money.
Now you know that just because someone has a degree, it doesn't make them a good person.

You regret that you had to find out the hard way.

You are bitter.

You have every right to be.

But we know if you've made it this far you've been knocked down but you refused to get knocked out.

You refuse to give up on your child.

We Know How You Feel ...We Too Have Been Let Down

We both have family members with special needs.

We started Sensory Swim® a decade ago because we had the same thing happen to us...

Sensory Swim® is taking a stand against horrible
  • I'm just here for the money teachers,
  • swim schools that put their bottom line before their students
  • & questionable characters.
We want you to come back month after month because you love the progress your child is making.

Not because a contract forces you.

Other swim schools even send us hate mail because of this. 

But we don't care if we make them look bad.

After all they had a chance to earn your trust & they blew it. 

We won't....

Our exclusive guarantee is our way of putting our best foot forward. 

We're so absolutely sure that your child will love Sensory Swim®. 

That you'll want to come back month after month.

We are so confident that we always offer an unconditional, no-questions asked  30-day money back guarantee.

If for whatever reason Sensory Swim® does not satisfy you in any way, simply send our super hero/ administrative assistant Abbey an email before the end of the month & we'll refund you right away. 

So, if for any reason you're not happy, you can get your money back within 30 days.

We know how little things can make a big difference and we know you work extremely hard for your money.  

We also know that if many people took us up on this and asked for a refund we'd be out of business in a heartbeat.

So a fair warning we work hard for our money too. 

Since 2006 we've accepted 4,032 swimming machines into our program & 4,030 swimming machines never asked for a penny back.

The two who did, didn't even show up for their lessons.

So we are glad they moved on.

But if you would like to be the 3rd parent who requests a refund simply contact us.

There is not another swim school that offers this. 

They can but they won't

No swimming around the situation here. 

We will always refund your money.

Give Sensory Swim® a try. You have a whole new world to gain!

Here's to making your child unstoppable,

PS. Feel free to scroll down and read a few testimonials so you can know what to expect.

The following is just a small sample of the thousands of testimonials in our possession.

We can't wait to add yours!

"The Consistency We've Been Searching For"

Before Sensory Swim we had tried numereous other swim lessons and none of those instructors were trained or knowledgeable in how to work with children on the autism spectrum.

There was also a very high turnover in instructors even though they were private swimming lessons.

Sensory Swim provides the consistency we've been searching for and Andrew & Mary have great personalities.

Above: Jackson at Sensory Swim® in Springfield, Virginia

It gives us a lot of peace knowing they have tons of methods that work with "quirky" kiddos and they know how to expect and deal with the unexpected.

They know their stuff.

Overall, we have been very pleased with the quality of instruction and will continue to work with them as long as we are able to do so.

Charity & Travis | Alexandria, Virginia

"Making Progress In So Little Time"

"My grandson Jakob started swimming lessons two months ago with Mary and I couldn't be happier with it.

Jakob is 5 and autistic.

He attends school, speech, and previously a feeding clinic, and he has had a hard time adjusting to all of them. 


It took months for him to feel comfortable in school.

On his first swim lesson Jakob was hesitant to go into the pool area but by the end of that lesson he didn't want to leave.

Every week when he sees me packing his swim bag he gets so excited and when we get to the pool he practically pulls me to the door to wait for Mary.

He is so happy in the pool and so comfortable with Mary

She has a very calm approach with him which he really responds to.

Although Andrew is working with another child while Jakob is having his lesson, he always comes over and says hi and high fives Jakob.

They really seem to enjoy the kids they work with, and I'm convinced that's why Jakob has taken to it so quickly.

In over two years in school the teachers have been unable to find anything that interests Jakob, so to see him loving swimming and making progress in so little time is definitely impressive.

I would and have recommended Sensory Swim .

Thanks for being there."

Laura | Edgewood, Maryland  ( Harford County )

" A Life Changing Experience"

"Andrew and Mary are truly awesome!

My son spent at least 4 years with them until we moved.
Andrew rocking out with Hunter during his birthday party!!

Hunter & Andrew rocking out during Hunter's Birthday Party!

He learned some remarkable things and their patience is unbelievable.

I miss them dearly as does Hunter.

If you have the opportunity to set your child up with Sensory Swim, it will truly be a life changing experience for you and your child! "

Janet & Jim | Former residents of Reisterstown, Maryland (Baltimore County)

"Loves His Weekly Swimming Lesson"

" We first tried group swimming lessons when my grandson was five years old. 

He hated the classes and was scared of getting in the pool.

I had heard about the Sensory Swim program in Maryland but could not find a comparable program in Virginia where we live.


Later, we tried a few months of private swimming lessons at the local YMCA.

My grandson who has sensory integration issues was always cold in the pool and did not make any progress.

Luckily, a few months ago I discovered that Mary and Andrew began giving classes in Sterling ,Virginia and we were able to enroll my grandson in their program .

He is now eight years old and for the first time he loves his weekly swimming lesson.

Both Mary and Andrew are patient, innovating and make their lessons to be fun.

It is obvious that they really care for the children they teach.

My grandson is proud of his progress and has a lot of fun.

We are extremely happy we found Sensory Swim and I recommend this program highly to anyone who has a child with special needs."

Anna | Reston, Virginia (Fairfax County)

"Wishes Everyday Was Thursday"

"I can't recommend them enough!

My son has been working with Andrew and Mary for almost 3 years and he wishes every day was Thursday (the night he goes swimming).

Above: Andrew & Michael @ Sensory Swim® in Bel Air, Maryland

They have so much patience and tailor how they teach to your child's strengths.

Before they opened their Bel Air location we drove 45 mins each way because they are so awesome!

Jenn | Joppa, Maryland (Harford County)

"More Confidence In Life"

"My daughter went to a county-based swim class for those with special needs.

She soon became very scared of what might be asked of her while in the water.

They didn't get "her" at all.

At Sensory Swim, the complete opposite is true.

She not only does what Mary asks of her, but she loves it!

The team at Sensory Swim really tailor their lessons to the individual child, which is hard to find.

I highly recommend them for swim classes for your child with special needs.

It has really given my daughter confidence in the pool, but also more confidence in life."

Rachel | Ashburn, Virginia ( Loudoun County )

"Very Exciting"

"Let me tell you a bit about Sensory Swim. 

My wife was the one that did the research and came across Andrew and Mary's website. 

It sounded like a perfect idea.

Initially I contacted Andrew.

He was very prompt in returning my first phone call. 

His genuine concern about every child prospect and caring about the impact and importance of the special swimming program, instilled credence in how they could help my son.

Every lesson I take my son to is a learning experience. 

My son is instructed by Mary, who my son has phenomenal chemistry with.Watching her technique,

I understand what and why she is doing it but i would never of thought of it myself.

Andrew and Mary are a Godsent to our family! 

Every lesson I take my son to is an exciting learning experience. 

It's very exciting watching him make progress.

I root for him behind the two way mirror like I'm at the Super Bowl! 

My son is now 4 1/2 months in and he has done things I didn't think he could do in the water. 

Thank you Andrew and Mary for being part of our journey" 

Eric | Washington, DC

" We Are Grateful"

"My toddler has severe CP and we wanted him to work on range of motion and develop motor skills in the water- perhaps even swim one day.

We found Sensory Swim through a friend with autistic sons who had worked with Mary for a long time.

She & Andrew are amazing- calm, gentle and reassuring.   
Sensory Swim Lutherville | Peter


They are devoted to their students.

I see each of them with other kids before and after my son's lessons, and can see Mary and Andrew engage on a deep level with the children.

My son absolutely loves his classes and Mary, and we are grateful for the skills he has learned so far.

Cannot recommend the program highly enough. "

Jessica | Lutherville, Maryland (Baltimore County)

"Within A Few Months They Can Both Fully Swim"

"Just a huge shout out to Sensory Swim & what a phenomenal job they have done with our 2 boys. 
We had been trying unsuccessfully to get them to swim for over 2 years & within a few months they can both fully swim & Christian is even starting to do the backstroke!
Thanks Guys!!"

Maribel & Stephen | Vienna, Virginia ( Fairfax County)  

"After Just Two Months"

" Sensory Swim is AWESOME!

Prior to Sensory Swim, my special needs son had swimming lessons with another instructor for about 6 months, and in that time, my son made little progress with swimming independently.

At Sensory Swim, after just 2 months, the instructors have taught my son to swim independently in the deep end of the pool with no flotation devices or assistance.


The instructors at Sensory Swim are experienced, enthusiastic, and caring and they have helped develop and challenge my son beyond what I thought possible.

I HIGHLY recommend Sensory Swim in every way."

Sam - Clarksville, Maryland ( Howard County )

"Extremely Happy"

"Sensory Swim is by far the best program that I have ever enrolled my son in.

He's only been enrolled for 3 months, but he absolutely loves going to his lessons, and wishes that they were longer than the half hour!

Devin has had one on one lessons at the Y and got along well with the instructor as he does with everyone, but the connections seemed out of obligation versus pure joy for the service that was being offered.

Unlike Sensory Swim who obviously enjoy teaching, cares for the children, and want everyone to be successful.

The lessons can be fun and innovative, but is also very effective.

We are extremely happy with Andrew and Mary's commitment, patience, love and pride for what they do, respect for everyone, and the love between them, which makes this an exceptionally well rounded program just for us!

The children also feels a sense of pride from their achievements, big or small.

If you are looking for a safe, friendly, family environment, then I highly recommend this program to anyone who has a child with special needs and who want their children to be safe in and around the water.

Sensory Swim = AWESOME!"

Tamara | Windsor Mill, Maryland ( Baltimore County)

"Happy Tears"

"For over four years our 7-year old son has been taking swimming lessons. 

We have been through four or five instructors without making any progress.

That is until he started taking lessons with Sensory Swim's Andrew & Mary
Sensory Swim Sterling | Swimming Machine Xavier


We drive one hour each way for once a week lessons.

Last week, our son actually dog-paddled across the deep end of the pool.

I have shed lots of tears watching him struggle these last four years.

Last week, my tears were full of joy.

Andrew & Mary are helping our son to develop confidence & a skill that he will have for the rest of his life.

Shari & Earl | Washington , DC

'So Much Progress"

"My daughter has been learning to swim with Mary for about a year now.

We have tried private lessons for the last 5 years with no success.

She loves the water and we wanted her to learn to swim so she could be safe in and around the water.

She has made so much progress with Mary and is swimming.

Above: Mary & Katelyn at Sensory Swim® in Sterling, Virginia.

Mary and Andrew are wonderful people who know how to teach kids with special needs to swim and be safe in the water.

My daughter is finally able to hold her breath and go underwater without choking for the first time after 5 years of trying to teach her personally and with other professional services.

I highly recommend Sensory Swim if you are looking for successful swim lessons for your special needs kids."

Ashley| Leesburg, Virginia  (Loudoun County) 

"All The Difference"

"My son has been going to Andrew for about a year & a half.

He's on the spectrum & as most kids go - he loves the water!

I was terrified hearing stories of kids drowning especially since we were going on a trip to Mexico & it was pools, oceans galore.

He joined Sensory Swim a few months prior to the trip with the goal of water safety.

I have to say my trip to Mexico & any other pool visits since then have been a pleasure.

He is completely at ease with all the abilities of floating, swimming to the edge etc that constitute water safety.

My younger one had water anxiety even though he is typical. 

The anxiety was very vivid and restrictive in that he was very afraid of the water and being in the pools. 

He joined his brother for lessons with Mary and he's now doing very well and is able to take regular swim lessons with other kids his age.

Sensory Swim is great and Andrew & Mary made all the difference for my boys!"

Brinda | Baltimore, Maryland

"An Incredible Experience"

" Our adult daughter with Down Syndrome started lessons with Mary at Sensory Swim about a year ago, and it has been an incredible experience for her.

One of the first things we noticed was that she was looking right into Mary's face and smiling most of the time she was in the water.
Laughing is also a big part of her swimming. 

For someone who doesn't show her emotions very openly, that really stood out!

When she started lessons, she was afraid of deep water, very hesitant to put her face in the water, and hesitant to try much of anything without holding on someone or something.

Sensory Swim Lutherville | Erin


But Mary's patience and expertise have brought her to where she will try almost anything.

She frequently puts her face in the water, dives in from the side of the pool, and was even swimming on her back by herself.

I am amazed at her progress and can't wait to see what new thing she will do each week!

Not only is she making progress in learning to swim, she is gaining a lot of confidence in herself and what she can accomplish.

We are so grateful to Mary and Andrew for their input into our daughter's life!"

Louise & Dave |  Westminister, Maryland ( Carroll County )

"Exceptional Instructors"

"Andrew has been giving my son swim lessons for over a year now.  

I wasn't sure how long it would take for Nico to learn to swim since he was 6 and has never swam without a vest. 
Sensory Swim Sterling Andrew HaHa Ross & Nico


I can tell you that not only can he swim now but he can go to the bottom of the pool and retrieve a ring!

This is amazing for a child that didn't ever put his face in the water.

Andrew and Mary are exceptional instructors with loads of patience.

They are loving and kind to my sweet special needs child and that speaks volumes.

I would highly recommend them and Sensory Swim - a God sent and blessing for our family."

Jan | Herndon, Virginia (Fairfax County)

"A Change Of Heart"

"I’m dropping you a quick line to let you know that Kyle has had a change of heart.

Every year for the past three or four years Kyle has been required to fill out a multiple choice questionnaire and write a brief narrative at school about his favorite sport. 

For the past several years his choice has been the same – basketball.


Well this time around when filling out the questionnaire, he made it very clear that his previous selections are no longer valid & swimming is now his new favorite sport! 

Kyle truly loves his Friday sessions and looks forward to laps in the pool with his favorite instructor – Andrew! 

Thanks for all you do. "

June | Fort Washington, Maryland (Prince George's County)

"I Have Never Been As Happy"

"Andrew and Mary are some of the most dedicated,compassionate people I have ever known.

They worked with my 7 year old son week to week with such energy, positivity and expertise.

I have never been as happy with my sons swimming lessons as I have with them.

They are on time and always ready to go.

If you have a child with special needs and you want them to learn how to swim than definitely give these guys a call."

Heather - Nottingham, Maryland

" 3 Weeks"

"Andrew & Mary got my son swimming in 3 weeks! 

We never expected it to happen so fast. 

This has made such a difference in our lives. 

Andrew & Mary really know how to connect with these special children & teach them.

They are angels from above. 

Beth- Mclean, Virginia

"Extremely Effective"

"The team at Sensory Swim is extremely effective at providing high quality swim lessons to children with special needs.

My son is autistic and looked forward to lessons each week.
Sensory Swim Parker


We are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief around water ways.

If you are looking for caring, experienced instructors , look no further.

Sensory Swim is the place for special kids and special parents. "

Yindra - Baltimore, Maryland

"Miracle Workers"

"What Andrew and Mary do is nothing short of miraculous

Above: Dan & Andrew at Sensory Swim® in Sterling, Virginia

They are fabulous with each and every person no matter what their needs are and their hearts could be no bigger or moreopen !!
It is such a pleasure to watch them in action !! :)

Judy | Sterling, Virginia 

"True Masters"

"Laurence is an 8-year-old autistic boy who loves physical activity.

He has always liked being in the water, but has never liked to get his head wet.

Laurence has overcome all of that thanks to his special needs swimming lessons at Sensory Swim with Andrew and Mary.

By slowly and patiently working with Laurence they have never run out of ideas on how to teach Laurence to swim.

Laurence @ Sensory Swim

Laurence first learned to do the crawl.

Next he learned to tread water and to float on his back.

Laurence does not like to wear goggles, and in the beginning when Laurence's eyes got water in the he was always rubbing them.

In time he learned to get over this and now he goes under water and comes to the surface with no signs of being bothered by the water

They slowly gained his trust, teaching him to dive into the water alone which he now enjoys doing all the time.

After about 10 months of one-half hour per week lessons, we lengthened his lesson to one hour per week after which he started to progress rapidly in his water skills.

Currently, Laurence is working on developing his swimming strokes.

I have watched Andrew and Mary work with special needs children, and I am very impressed with their dedication and ability to think out of the box.

They are true master in what they do to teach children like Laurence swimming skills."

Larry - Fallston, Maryland

" Not A One Size Fits All "

It is a pleasure to write a reference for Sensory Swim (Mrs. Mary & Mr. Andrew) regarding their excellent stewardship as swim instructors, therapists, and our family heroes.

Their varied resourcefulness and research- based reasoning are assets, which are evident in their therapeutic-quality instruction and nurture as it relates to my son and his sessions.

They consistently show a wonderful grasp of the techniques and goals relating to my son’s development with swim, self- regulation, and sportsmanship.

A noteworthy aspect of Sensory Swim’s current experience is working in a diverse, community setting.

I know first -hand how successful Mary and Andrew are as swim instructors because they warmly welcomed my son, who is currently diagnosed with a developmental delay into his first experience of water play-and swim.

Mary and Andrew laid the foundation for ”learning is powerful and meaningful” in the mind and heart of my son, for a lifetime.

Sensory Swim enjoys the students and communicates well with them.

Their program is not a one size fits all, but is individualized as it relates to the child’s baselines and then achievable goals.

Sensory Swim is helping implement a strong foundation for our son that will enrich his future.

After each session, they provide quality feedback and offer sound best practices and next steps for the next session.

I see the attributes of patience, positive behavior systems, and response to interventions in each session.

This is exemplified by praises, high fives, if the stroke is not quite right, another strategy is applied, and smiles throughout the sessions

Sensory Swim comes highly recommended almost 3 years strong from toe in the water to 5 feet and strokes (swimming)!

May their continued contribution to sports, continue to be a strong success in the global world! "

Dr. Angela Stephens
Baltimore, Maryland