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In 2020 state of the art sensory provision was installed at Scarborough Sports Village through the partnership work and external funding secured by SDSG

Sirius Minerals Foundation Logo
Two Ridings Foundation Logo
Picture of SDSG's Aqua-sensory lighting in action at Scarborough Sports Village

Where did it all start?

In 2019 the charity secured external funding to bring specialist aqua sensory equipment to the Borough of Scarborough here at Scarborough Sports Village.


The main funder was Sirius Minerals Foundation who in 2020 enabled us to install state of the art: image projectors, colour changing lights, interactive floating buttons, moving image projectors, apply specialist window film and a specialist control system to enable our Swim Teachers to create a sensory environment to suit their activity. May that be an in water disco for adults and children, Aqua-fit, Aqua-relax, a baby and toddler water exploration class, or activities for older children and adults, including an all age disco. 

Who else was involved?

Other funders included: The Proundfoot Group, Scarborough and Locals Together (SALT), Scarborough Buffs, Scarborough 41 Club and many others. 

The project is in partnership with Everyone Active and Scarborough Borough Council to ensure as many local residents can benefit from the equipment as possible, particualy, those who many not normaly attend general swim sessions.


The equipment was installed by Premier Solutions in 2020. 

Overview Video

Accessible Swimming - click to watch

What our members thought

“This will make a huge difference to my daughter who has a severe learning disability, it has meant the whole family can join in something together”

“It’s like swimming with dolphins and I like the music”


A member from York said:

“I’m going to make sure I tell other families about this as we’ve nothing like this in our area” 

"Its fantastic that SDSG has installed this equipment for all to enjoy"

"Hopefully my son's school will book sessions with the equipment during the week with Everyone Active"


Installation of Aqua Sensory Lights Scarborough Sports Village
Installation of Aqua Sensory Lights Scarborough Sports Village - controll pannel
Installation of Aqua Sensory Lights Scarborough Sports Village - Small Pool Lights
Picture of the swimming poo at Scarborough Sports Village from the viewing gallery
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