The following information is from Scope Activities for All:
We have had several requests for information about swimming lessons. So, thought it would be good to share the information. Active Leeds website has information on Leeds City Council’s sports activities.
If a child can go in a group-based swimming lesson without needing support in the pool then the parent needs to contact the leisure centre they would like to use and request to join the lessons. Demand is high and due to Covid restrictions lesson numbers are smaller, so a child may go on a waiting list.
If a child needs support when learning to swim then apply for Adapted Swimming lessons. Find it under junior disabled swimming lessons on the Active Leeds website. 5 leisure centres in Leeds provide lessons. The child's swimming will be assessed before swimming lessons are offered. A family member or carer will need to provide any direct support in the pool during the lesson.
Other ways to access swimming opportunities.
Bramley Baths provides group swimming lessons, and 1:1 lessions at a higher price.
Private providers offer swimming lessons across Leeds. They can offer smaller group sizes and instruction in the pool. Some providers will have experience of working with children with disabilities. Some will provide 1:1 lessons. The price for these lessons will vary. A google search will give you the details.
Parent Support groups (On the Leeds Local Offer website) provide family swim sessions. SNAPS provides swimming in their Saturday support group at Pennyfields School. Encourage parents and carers to contact these groups. Covid restrictions may be affecting their activities.
Summer Sports Activities
Active Leeds is putting on holiday activities this year. Bookings for these activities will start on Friday 15th July. Look on Active Leeds website under holiday activities and on Active Leeds Facebook.
If a disabled child or young person is inspired by the Paralympics, this summer. Active Leeds has a disability sport page. The Inclusive Sport Programme has sports activities for disabled children and young people. Some of these activities may run term time only.
Scope is having a Make it Count Challenge
Make It Count is the active challenge for everybody. It’s taking place between the 24 August and 5 September 2021, alongside the Paralympic Games.
We are creating a movement of movers, starting with you. It’s all about getting active and clocking up time where you want and how you want.
Have fun, while supporting equality for disabled people.
Let's create a world where disabled people are never excluded again.