A NEW Dementia friendly swimming sessions allow you to continue doing something you love or a chance to try something new in a safe and supportive environment.
Swimming is a great all round activity that is beneficial to everyone, particularly those living with dementia, as the sensation can be calming and soothing.
We have staff on hand to support you, that have completed dementia awareness training. You will be offered assistance if you need it at reception, and on poolside, giving you the confidence to enjoy swimming as part of an active lifestyle.
Session takes place at Fore street Pool, Ipswich on Thursdays 3-3.50pm and include refreshments and a chance to socialise.
The session during Move Suffolk Week is free for all participants.
· You should be able to swim, but don’t worry if it’s been a while since you were last in a pool. As long as you have some previous experience of swimming and feel comfortable about getting in the water, then you’ll be fine. We provide a space in the pool without lanes, too, so that there is no pressure for you to swim in a straight line if you don’t want to.
· Participants must wear appropriate clothing (no bikinis, swimming briefs, thongs or other swimwear that may be deemed inappropriate)
No booking required.