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    Question Are there suitable swimming baths for disabled in South Manchester?

    Hi I'm looking for a swimming baths in South Manchester ideally close to Wythenshawe, with space and comfortable seating in the changing rooms, i.e. a chair rather than a form/bench. As geting down and standing up is a problem. Also easy access into the pool, via use of lift or wide steps with handrail. Ideally with equipment for help with floatation.

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    Many pools have the facilities you require. Contact the council and they will give you a list and be able to tell you what facilities they have.
    You could also look at private pools although their usage will be much pricier

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    Hi Clenbab,

    There are a few pools you could choose from but it all depends if you have transport.
    Wythenshawe Forum has two 'infinity' pools. I haven't been to these but they will have disabled changing facilities, a pool side hoist and life guard. Go with a friend who can get in free. You need to phone and ask about social or disabled swimming.

    http://www.forumleisure.co.uk/forum/FAC_Pool

    There are other pools which are further out and they used to have dedicated hour slot allocated for disabled people.

    Cheadle Hulme Pool is a large 33 metre pool with disabled changing area and shallow steps plus handrail into the pool. The disabled night is on at 7.30pm - 8.00 pm on a Wednesday. http://www.lifeleisure.net/enterpris...ming-Timetable

    Saifin swimming club at Sale Leisure Centre http://www.mrthicket.eclipse.co.uk/index.htm

    In central Manchester there's the Olympic sized pool with very latest fittings and fixtures - never been but let me know your verdict if you go. http://www.manchestercommunityleisur...M_FreeSwimming

    Wilmslow Leisure Centre

    Disabled hour 7.30PM - 8.30PM. Disabled shower area and changing, hoist, lifeguards, cafe.

    If you want to try out social inclusive cycling in your local park let me know.


    All sport is good for your body and general well-being.

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    Thanks for your feedback. Will check them out as soon as we are able.

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