When wanting to visit new places a swimming pool is a great way to get the whole family involved and with many swimming pools having improved accessibility it also becomes easier for people with disabilities. Water allows you to move in ways you cannot on land and can support pain relief and calm sensory needs.
Escape Support Group run a monthly swimming session for their members at Taunton Pool. A chance to relax together with other families with additional needs.
The equipment that you can find at most swimming pools includes,
- Disabled Toilet
- Accessible Parking
- Accessible Changing
Swimming pools that offer a pool hoist and/or ramp access include:
- Taunton Pool
- Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa (Taunton)
- Wellington Sports Centre
- Goldenstones Leisure (Yeovil)
- Strode Swimming Pool
- Harry’s Hydro (Frome)
- Brean Leisure Park 25m pool
- Compass Wellbeing Taunton (must bring your own sling)
Swimming pools that also offer a wet wheelchair as well as pool hoist and/or ramp access include:
- Chard Leisure Centre
- Butlins (Minehead)
Around Somerset there are also many different leisure centres that offer facilities like gym equipment, tennis courts, sports halls, group fitness clubs, and swimming pools with teaching lessons available.