Included in the swimming section of Living made easy for children is swimwear and swimming equipment which may be suitable for children with disabilities. This includes head and neck supports, pool hoists and waterproof overstockings (designed to be used over dressings and plaster casts).

Swimming can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors by children of all ages and abilities - for recreation, fitness, therapy and competition (Sporthull, 2010), (Cambridge Disabled Kids Swimming Club, 2010). Water is a place where many disabled children can achieve a degree of independence and physical freedom that is difficult for them to find elsewhere (Sporthull, 2010).