By Michelle & Pauline, Egham Constellations
The Egham Constellations Assisted Swim Group have recently taken delivery of new specialist equipment to help additional wheelchair users access the pool and to take part in the club sessions.
We are extremely thankful to the generosity of Greggs Foundation and Heathrow Community Trust. With their support we have ordered 2 new wet chairs, a mobile hoist and a foldable changing table. We now have a 2nd fully equipped changing room and have extra wheelchairs to move people to the pool area. These are specially coated to deal with the chlorinated water in the pool environment and can be immersed in the water when the floor is lowered at the start of the session.
Our sessions at the Egham Orbit pool, managed by Achieve Lifestyle, are very popular and since the pool opened in February this year, we have increased our members and recruited a great team of volunteers to assist the swimmers with changing, exercise and access.
The staff at the pool are all extremely supportive too and work with us to encourage anyone with disability, diminished mobility or recovering from illness or stroke, to participate.
Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 to 13:00.
If you are interested in finding out more, please click here or contact:
Pauline Carter (Treasurer) 01344 845787