During September 2018, the Rijeka sports association for persons with disabilities is holding education sessions of the Halliwick concept, as part of the ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL project.
The Halliwick concept is an approach to teaching in general, and to teaching of persons with physical difficulties and/or learning difficulties in particular, that aims at enabling them to participate in water-based activities, move through the water and swim freely. Swimming as a therapeutic tool has an important role in maintaining and improving our health. The education session includes an in-water demonstration, which was done by professional trainers of the Halliwick concept. In this way the attendees are gaining insights into how to work properly with persons with disabilities in the water, and what their needs are in this context.
Bearing in mind that more and more pupils and students with disabilities are being included into educational institutions and organizations of young people without disabilities and are getting into the sporting activities, the professors and trainers are dealing with the problem of insufficient education regarding inclusive sports. The goal of the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL is, therefore, to educate professors and trainers about organizing inclusive sporting activities. It is considered that it is precisely these types of activities that could be crucial for the inclusion into the community at large.
Eight partners are taking part in the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL, coming from these countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium and Austria and Croatia. The main partner of the project is the University of Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski from Bulgaria, while Croatia is represented by the Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities.
The budget of the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL is 355 643 euros, and is co-financed by the EU through the programme Erasmus + Sport – Collaborative Partnership. The period for costs permissibility lasts from January 1st, 2018 until June 30th, 2020
Dissemination of the project ‘Sports training for all’ – ST4ALL:
Halliwick concept (PART 2)
- Second part of Education and demonstration of the Halliwick concept was held on
September 6th 2018, as part of the ST4ALL project
- Halliwick concept is an approach to teaching of all people, especially persons with
physical and/or learning difficulties, in order to enable them to take part in the waterbased
activities, move freely in the water and swim without difficulties.
- Swimming as a therapeutic tool has an important role in maintaining and improving our