LED's Sidmouth swimming pool gets Poolpod

LED have been selected to receive funding for a Poolpod

LED are delighted to have been chosen to receive funding for a Poolpod, which will allow members of the local community to gain safe access to the water.

Swim England revealed that 20 sites across the UK are receiving funding to create inclusive swimming environments for people with long-term health conditions, disabilities and rehabilitation needs.

The London Marathon Charitable Trust provided a £750,000 grant to allow Swim England and its partners - the Activity Alliance, Community Leisure UK and GLL - to enhance the swimming provisions at these community pools.

All organisations receiving funding for their pools are community leisure trusts who, as registered charities or societies, reinvest all profits into those community facilities and services.

The funding is being used for training, to provide accessible pool sessions, to implement facility changes and to install a Poolpod at each site.
Poolpod - the submersible lift - is already providing dignified and independent access to the water for swimmers.

The 20 selected pools have been spread throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.