Additional Needs

Additional Needs

Victoria Crane

Additional Needs Coordinator: Victoria Crane

Victoria Crane is our Additional Needs Coordinator and she has 15 years of experience working with young people with additional needs.

Victoria is passionate about supporting our swimmers with additional needs, their parents and carers and coaches. BWSC believe that we can support any additional need, whether emotional, behavioural or physical, to enable our swimmers to achieve and excel.

Victoria is available at the BWSC club night on Tuesdays (Bracknell Leisure Centre) and by email to additionalneeds@bwscswim.org.uk.

The Additional Needs Coordinator role aims

  • Introduction to Disability Swimming
  • Deaf Friendly Swimming
  • Visually Impaired Friendly Swimming
  • Introduction to Para-Swimming
  • Equality and diversity
  • Data protection

Additional Needs FAQ

Does a swimmer need a diagnosis or statement of Additional Needs to get support with their swimming?

A swimmer doesn’t need a diagnosis or statement. Although we don’t diagnose additional needs we can support any additional need, whether emotional, behavioural or physical. A swimmer may have had an additional need for years (e.g. visual impairment) or they may have a temporary additional need (e.g. exam stress).

How can I ask for support if I don’t want to chat on poolside?

Victoria is available via email additionalneeds@bwscswim.org.uk. Victoria is also happy to organise a confidential meeting away from poolside.

What sort of additional needs can you help support?

We can support any additional need, whether emotional, behavioural or physical. Following an initial chat with Victoria, she will research the additional need you would like support for and begin working to fulfil the all the ANCo role aims outlined above. This year we have supported a variety of additional needs e.g hearing impairment, Downs Syndrome, English as an Additional Language, and anxiety.