THE LION SWIMMING CLUB

For People with Permanent Physical, Learning and Sensory Disabilities

swimming swimming for people with special needs swimming For People with Physical and Learning Disabilities
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What are the facilities like?

The temperature in the Spa pool is above 90f (32C) and is excellent for those members who have limited movement. We are not trained in hydrotherapy but members are welcome to carry out their exercises or swim if they wish. The depth is 1.2m (approx. 4ft) and there is a jacuzzi attached to the pool.

The club has exclusive use of the Spa pool on Sunday mornings 10am to 12 noon plus Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6.30 - 8pm.

The Main pool has lanes roped off for our weekly session (Sunday mornings 10 - 11.30am) to enable members to swim. The rest of the pool is used by the general public.

The weekly session in the Family pool (Sunday mornings 10 - 11.30am) is ideal for children to learn to swim, play, do exercises and have fun. This session is shared with the general public.

Is there any assistance available?

There is now a sling hoist available at the Spa Pool for pool-users who cannot weight-bear. The club is run solely by volunteers and we are unfortunately unable to give one-to-one help. However, the helpers are very willing to assist with such things as putting on shoes or coats, moving people in wheelchairs between the changing rooms and the pool, using the lockers, etc. Members who need assistance with either dressing or in the pool will need to bring their own helper.

There are chair hoists to assist those who need it to get in and out of the water in both pools. Disabled changing rooms and toilets are also available. Greenwich Leisure Lifeguards are on duty at each session.

If you live in the borough of Greenwich, you can make use of a minibus provided by the council, which can accommodate wheelchairs, on Sunday mornings which will transport you to the Eltham Centre and back home again. This has to be booked in advance through the club.
For more info please contact: David on 020 8855 4277 or Liz on 07793 282088. Alternatively, email us.
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