Jyoti's Swimming Race

Jyoti's swimming race

Jyoti is in Year 5 and wears glasses for her low vision. She is a keen swimmer and wants to participate in the school swimming carnival. However without her glasses, Jyoti is not able to see the lane ropes or the end of the pool.

After discussing possible adjustments with Jyoti and her parents, it is agreed that Jyoti will swim in the lane closest to the side of the pool so that a teacher can walk alongside pulling a brightly-coloured float in the water in front of her. Jyoti is able to stay on course by swimming towards the float and knows that when the teacher removes the float, she is about to reach the end of the pool. These adjustments enable Jyoti to participate in the swimming carnival on the same basis as other students.