"We create specific rhythms and songs and play them live on the pool deck"
"We capture the uniqueness of each individual and guide their motor performance through their own music while promoting psychological well-being and social inclusion"
Swimming is rhythm
The Swim'n'Swing method integrates classical biomechanics with rhythms to generate sensory-motor patterns applicable to both sport and rehabilitation. The overarching goal is to improve motor awareness and performance while promoting the wellbeing of each participant.
The aquatic environment is the perfect setting to combine unique rhythms and music with movements in the absence of gravity. The strength and originality of Swim'n'Swing approach lies in combining these fundamental elements and offering a holistic experience for mind and body together.
Water, rhythm, and social inclusion are the core of our method
Our team is composed of national and international specialists with highly complementary backgrounds: music, science, sport, medicine, psychology, clinical pedagogy, music therapy. Each member contributes to the creation of a multifaceted intervention that has movement, rhythm and water at its core.
The Swim'n'Swing project has several testimonials: Olympic athletes and their coaches, such as Filippo Magnini (twice olympic gold medalist) and Claudio Rossetto (coach of the Italian swim team); Harvard Medical School scholars such as Professor Michela Fagiolini and the Berklee School of Music; eminent Italian neuroscientists including Professor Lamberto Maffei (writer, former director of the Institute of Neuroscience of the CNR and president of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei); world-renowned musicians including Saturnino Celani (bassist and composer for Battiato and Jovanotti) and Massimo Moriconi (bassist who counts Mina and Chet Baker among his collaborations); and associations such as AIRETT (Italian Rett Syndrome Association). The original project was supported by EndasForm Sardegna onlus and financed by the Sardinia Region for the period 2020-2023.