Pool Pods are a platform lift that were developed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which have now replaced traditional pool hoists.
The Pool Pods are transforming pool access for those with a disability, impaired vision, restricted mobility and pregnant women.
Local disabled resident Gareth McNeilly said: “It’s great to see these new Poolpods being introduced to help people with limited mobility gain safe access to the swimming pool.
"As a competitive disabled golfer I know the excellent benefits both physically and mentally of sport and exercise and I’m sure these new pods will encourage more people with limited mobility to consider swimming as a safe and enjoyable form of exercise.”
Council currently have Pool Pods in the following venues:
Valley Leisure Centre
Accessibility and Inclusion Officer
Antrim Civic Centre Office, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim, BT41 2UB
Tel: 028 9446 3113 ext 31020
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