As a child Shimon was a water polo player for Hapoel Youth House Jerusalem. He has always considered the water to be his innate environment. In the military Shimon served in an elite unit, during which time his arm was badly injured by a grenade. It was unclear from doctors if he would ever be able to use his right arm again. After several surgeries and a long rehabilitation period, he decided to find his own path to recovery through swimming and water sports. Through his own commitment and research he was able to restore sensation in his arm and bring it back to function.
During this period Shimon realized that water activates are one of the best and most natural ways to rehabilitate. He started volunteering and assisting injured IDF soldiers in the pool. At this time he also went through intensive training and education in the fields of lifeguarding, coaching competitive swimming, and infants and special needs water therapy.
Shimon specialized with infant development Berda School in Holland and in rehabilitation swimming for the disabled in the orthopedic school in Barcelona. Through years and professional experience, Shimon realized that to accomplish the greatest results it is best to start as early as possible, preferably right after birth. He then developed “Congenital Reflex Stimulation”also known as CRS Method, which he teaches at Campus Siim, Tel Aviv University.
To this day Shimon continues to help kids with special needs ranging from behavioral disorders to CP and other severe conditions.