Aquability

Aquability - the fully inclusive swimming club.

Injured? Disabled?  Recovering from an operation?  Aquability caters for anyone with mobility difficulties, from people registered disabled to those recovering from sports injuries.

Swimming is one of the most highly recommended physical activities for those with disabilities and for people recovering from injuries. Swimming is fully inclusive and has many health benefits. While water-based activities can be both of these things, they also present an excellent setting for rehabilitation and recovery following an injury.  There's no doubt that pool-based rehab can be good for the body. It helps strengthen muscles and ligaments, improves cardiovascular fitness, and serves as a safe and effective workout, all while gently supporting your body, particularly injured areas.

Aquability offer swimmers a self-contained safe swimming environment for its members. We have sole use of the pool at our sessions, so members can feel safer than when swimming at public swimming sessions.

There are no formal swimming lessons, and we are not a competitive club. Our ethos is based on social swimming, having fun and meeting new friends. Hot and cold drinks are supplied at our swimming sessions.

Once a year we hold the Aqualympics - this is a lighthearted event for swimmers of all abilities. The focus is on fun and participation, and the evening is rounded off with dinner and an awards ceremony.

Aquability is ideal for:

  • People recovering from operations or a stroke

  • People with mobility problems

  • People recovering from sports injuries or accidents

  • People who need assistance in the water

A free taster session is available.  Contact us for further information.

Supported swimmer

For those swimmers who require assistance in the water Aquability will provide a support swimmer - this is to assist getting in and out of the water, plus to provide support in the pool.  The swimmer can also be assisted in the water by a parent or carer.  A hoist to assist those with physical disabilities is available for those that need help getting in and out of the pool. If you need assistance changing you will need to bring a carer.

Activity takes place: Saturdays 5pm to 6:30pm
Audience: Disability, Stroke, Recovering from surgery/operation/injury, Mobility problems
Areas served: BH1 (Town centre, Springbourne, East Cliffe, Boscombe), BH10 (Kinson, Northbourne, Redhill, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown), BH11 (Kinson, Bear Cross, West Howe, Wallisdown), BH12 (Branksome, Alderney, Upper Parkstone, Newtown), BH13 (Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Branksome Park), BH14 (Lower Parkstone, Lilliput, Penn Hill), BH15 (Town centre, Hamworthy, Oakdale, Longfleet), BH16 (Upton, Turlin Moor, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers, Hamworthy), BH17 (Canford Heath, Creekmoor), BH18 (Broadstone), BH19 (Swanage), BH2 (Town centre, Westcliffe), BH20 (Wareham, Bere Regis), BH21 (Colehill, Corfe Mullen, Merley, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne), BH22 (Ferndown, West Moors, West Parley), BH23 (Christchurch, Burton, Highcliffe), BH24 (Ringwood), BH25 (New Milton), BH3 (Talbot Woods, Winton), BH31 (Verwood), BH4 (Westbourne, Branksome Woods), BH5 (Boscombe, Pokesdown), BH6 (Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick, Iford, Pokesdown), BH7 (Littledown, Iford), BH8 (Malmesbury Park, Charminster, Queens Park, Strouden Park, Townsend), BH9 (Moordown, Throop, Muscliffe), DT1 (Dorchester Town), DT10 (Sturminster Newton, Marnhull), DT11 (Blandford, Milborne St Andrew, Milton Abbas, Okeford Fitzpaine, Tarrant Hinton), DT2 (Broadmayne, Frampton, Maiden Newton, Martinstown, Piddletrenthide, Puddletown, Puncknowle, Swyre, West Bexington, Sydling St Nicholas), DT3 (Weymouth, Chickerell, Osmington, Portesham, Preston, Sutton Poyntz), DT4 (Weymouth, Westham), DT5 (Portland), DT6 (Bridport, Charmouth, Loders), DT7 (Lyme Regis), DT8 (Beaminster, Broadwindsor), DT9 (Sherborne), SP5 (Sixpenny Handley), SP6 (Alderholt, Fordingbridge), SP7 (Shaftesbury), SP8 (Gillingham, Silton), TA12 (), TA13 (), TA14 (), TA15 (), TA16 (), TA17 (), TA18 (), TA20 (Thorncombe)
Keywords: Swimming
  1. Name:
    Aquability
    Address:
    Stokewood Leisure Centre
    Bournemouth
    Dorset
    BH3 7ND
    United Kingdom
    Tel:
    Brenda – 01202 425834 (chair@bhaquability.co.uk )

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