Swimming Sessions A Success For The Disabled

After a successful trial, swimming sessions especially for people with disabilities and their families has had over 170 users since they began in the winter.

The session which runs on Sundays from 1.30 – 2.30pm at the Paradise Pool, Ely is open to all people with disabilities. The sessions provide the opportunity for whole families to spend some recreational time together in a fun and relaxing environment.

The move is a joint initiative between Disport East Cambs and the Paradise Pool is designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families.

Jenny Lowe, Sports Development Officer, East Cambridgeshire District Council said: “Over 170 disabled people and their families have taken advantage of the swimming session at the Paradise Pool. As a great way to get fit, swimming is an activity available to everyone and we are really pleased so many have been coming to the session.

“There is plenty of space for more people to attend with facilities at the pool designed to help anyone who wants to come along and have fun with their family and friends in a safe environment.”

To attend these sessions, you will need to buy a card lasting a year which entitles you to a discounted swim when you attend the pool – this counts for any session not just the disability sessions.

The price of the cards are £16 for adults and £5 for children and swims then costing £1.50 with card.