Disability Water Sports


Leicestershire Sailing Association

Where: John Merrick's Lake, Watermead Country Park, Wanlip Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 1PD

Age Groups: Juniors and Adults. Some of the groups LRYSA work with include:

  • The 3rd Age - retired men and women
  • Achieve With Us - children and adults with learning difficulties
  • Mosaic - Sailability project allowing disabled people to sail a dinghy or learn how to sail a dinghy. More info below.
  • Sketchley School - specialist support for boys and girls aged 8-19 who are on the autistic spectrum, and have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding

Coaches: fully-qualified and SEND trained

Contact:

Facilities:

Supported needs:

  • Autism
  • Cognition and learning
  • Learning difficulties and learning disabilities
  • Physical conditions or disabilities
  • Social or emotional

Website: https://www.lrysa.org.uk/lrysa/


Staunton Harold Sailability Trust

Where: Staunton Harold Reservoir, Calke Road, Melbourne Derbyshire, DE73 8DN

Age Groups: Juniors and Adults.

Coaches: fully-qualified and SEND trained

Cost: £5 donation per session or £10 annual membership

Contact:

Facilities:

  • Offer activities and facilities to meet every need including sailing, powerboats and onshore
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet access

Supported needs:

  • For children and adults with any form of disability

Website: http://shst.org.uk/


Hinckley Swimming Club

Where: Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, Hinckley, LE10 1BZ

When: Tuesdays and Sundays - https://www.hinckleyswimmingclub.co.uk/page/session-times/202

Age Groups: Juniors and Adults.

  • NOTE: Hinckley Swimming Club hosts no disability sessions on their own, but they do have many members with disabilities who attend the mainstream sessions

Coaches: All coaches have completed a disability swimming CPD and all Level 2 coaches have experience of SEND. There is always an assistant for those with additional needs

Cost: monthly fees (must be registered to Swim England) - https://www.hinckleyswimmingclub.co.uk/page/fees/366

Contact:

Facilities:

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet access

Supported needs:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Motor disabilities

Website: https://www.hinckleyswimmingclub.co.uk/


Leicester Penguins - Leicestershire Disability Swimming

Where: 3 different locations across Leicester:

  • New Parks Leisure Centre, St. Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE3 6RJ
  • South Charnwood Leisure Centre, Parkstone Road, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LY
  • Loughborough Grammar School, Burton Walks, Loughborough, England, LE11 2DU

Age Groups: Juniors and Adults.

Contact:

Facilities:

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet access

Supported needs:

  • Leicester Penguins run a very successful Disability squad - headed by Jill Stidever, get in touch to find out more

Website: http://leicesterpenguins.club/index.html


Leicestershire Autistic Society

Where: Bosworth Academy, Desford, LE9 9JL

When: Every Saturday of the year, 2-4pm, apart from Bank Holiday Weekends

Age Groups: Children / Young person with ASD

Coaches: SEND trained

Cost: Free. Sessions paid for by LAS/Miracles to Believe In.

Contact:

  • Phone: John Brotherhood: 01455286167 OR 07896519816

Facilities:

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet access

Supported needs:

  • Autism

Website: https://www.leicestershireautisticsociety.org.uk/las-support-activity-groups/


Free Swim at Hinckley Leisure Centre for those registered disabled, or if you are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment

Where: Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, Hinckley, LE10 1BZ

When: You can access this during any lane swim, family swim or just swim, however you cannot prebook. This is for all ages. Below is the link for the website where you can view the swim timetable.

https://www.placesleisure.org/centres/hinckley-leisure-centre/?utm_campaign=january22promo&utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpZnAxvC69gIVrIBQBh3r2A0KEAAYASAAEgKvrfD_BwE

Age Groups: Juniors and Adults

Lifeguards: There will be at least one trained lifeguard on pool

Cost: Free

Contact:

Website: Free Swimming – Places Leisure