Difficulty Learning to Swim

Swimming involves co-operation in use of the upper and lower sections of the body, left and right sides and control of the head.  Retention of individual reflexes such as the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR) can affect the ability to coordinate use of the upper and lower sections of the body; lack of an amphibian reflex can affect independent kicking needed to carry out front crawl and lack of head righting reflexes can affect the ability to float on the back.

If your child is showing this symptom, or other symptoms of NMI, please complete a free NMI child screening test.