"I have been involved with the Oxford Swans Swimming Club since 1976. This club teaches disabled people (and family members) to swim. We have two weekly sessions and members of all ages (with physical and/or learning difficulties) learn through the Halliwick Concept which not only helps swimmers learn to be as safe as possible in the water but through groups and games makes a fun session and allows opportunities for socialising. I have become an International Halliwick Association (IHA) lecturer and lecture in the UK and abroad to people who want to work in the water with disabled people. On the courses are therapists, swimming teachers, teachers, parents and volunteers. I also chair Education Committees of IHA and UK Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy. Hopefully my work has 'pushed boundaries' for disabled people, as they achieve independence in the water and can participate along with able bodied people."