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Pool Pods

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:
Antrim Forum
Valley Leisure Centre

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