The Halliwick Concept

The Halliwick Concept was developed by the swimming instructor and engineer of hydromechanics James McMillan MBE. and his wife Phil McMillan, MBE. in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Since then, the concept has gradually spread out over the world. As a consequence the International Halliwick Association was established in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, in 1994.

For more information about the late James McMillian MBE and how the Halliwick concept was initially developed see attached link to an article written by James’s wife, the late Phyl McMillian. The Halliwick Story

Another description of what the Halliwick concept is has been written by Patrick Hastings, Chair of Halliwick AST – UK (Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy), from material previously published by Halliwick AST and the International Halliwick Association (IHA). The Halliwick Concept: Developing the teaching of swimming to disabled people

The Halliwick Concept 2000 paper is available here Halliwick Concept 2000This paper has been updated and readers should also refer to the halliwick-concept-2010 paper by International Halliwick Association (IHA) Education and Research Committee 2010 –Ann Gresswell, Aoife Ní Mhuirí, Bodil Fons Knudsen, Jean-Pierre Maes, Mauricio Koprowski Garcia, Merav Hadar-Frumer and Montserrat Gutierrez Bassas: The Halliwick Concept 2010