Dementia friendly swimming

Dementia friendly

Join us for a swim in a safe and supportive environment (Starts October 2016)

The Project Support Officer from the Alzheimer’s Society, will be at the swim sessions to meet and greet you,
show you around, and be on hand whilst the sessions are taking place.

A swimming instructor will also be in the pool to provide support, advice and guidance.

The normal swim price applies and starts from £2.15.

Please visit our pricing page for more information

Sessions are held at: 

Clifton Leisure Centre
Southchurch Drive, Clifton,
Nottingham NG11 8AB.
Tel: 0115 876 1600
Wednesdays 11.15am-12.15pm

Ken Martin Leisure Centre
Hucknall Lane, Bulwell, Nottingham
Tel: 0115 876 1600
Wednesdays 3-4pm

Harvey Hadden Sports Village
Wigman Road, Bilborough,
Nottingham NG8 4PB
Tel: 0115 876 1600
Fridays 2.30-4.00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re interested in joining us for a Dementia Friendly swimming session,please read the FAQs below which we hope will answer any questions you may have.

You can also visit the ASA website

Can flip flops/towels be worn on poolside?
Yes. Flip flops can be worn on poolside but please, no outdoor shoes. Towels can be taken on to poolside and placed on the ledge around most of our pools, or hung upon hooks if they are available.

Is it possible for me or my carer to swim alone if the other doesn’t want to? Is there support to help with this?
Yes. There is an option for you or your carer to sit in the viewing area or an allocated area within the leisure centre whilst the other one swims. Please check with the pool beforehand as support may vary. Carers go free when accompanying a participant with a disability in any activity.

Do I need to be able to swim?
No it isn’t necessary to be able to swim, there will be a swimming instructor in the pool to offer support and advice. You can discuss any concerns you have about your swimming ability with us beforehand and we’ll be happy to provide further advice.

Should I register my interest in attending with someone at the centre?
A project officer from the Alzheimer’s Society will be present at the swim sessions to meet you, show you around the leisure centre and answer any queries you may have. It is not essential to book in advance but if you have any queries please contact Kris Gregory, Project Support Officer at the Alzheimer’s Society on 0115 934 3800 or alternatively contact the leisure centre on 0115 876 1600.

Can I access the sessions using public transport?
Most of our leisure centres are on local bus or public transport routes. Please call the leisure centre on 0115 876 1600 if you would like to find out more about how to visit us.

Are parking spaces available for blue badge holders?
Most of our centres have a number of parking spaces available for blue badge holders. The number of spaces vary from centre to centre, please contact the leisure centre on 0115 876 1600 for more information.

Do I need to check with my doctor before attending?
If you live with another medical condition such as a heart condition, respiratory condition or have a muscular/joint injury and you are not used to being active then it may be worthwhile checking with your doctor to see if you’re OK to exercise.

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