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  • FACILITIES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    The Facilities Scarborough Sports Village is a state of the art Olympic Games legacy community pool. The pool we have today has developed over time to incorporate many reasonable adjustments, with the aim to remove or reduce a disadvantage related to disability or a health condition, so as many people as possible can access the facility and the benefits of sports and physical exercise. Entrance Over 8 accessible parking spaces Main entry doors automatically open and close Bright and airy Accessible reception desk Loop system available Seats with arms Lift to pool changing area ​ Village Changing Room Various cubical sizes and layouts Group changing Family changing Various accessible toilets Baby changing room Various size, level and location of lockers Various grab rails Access to the changing room via accessible electronically opened doors Inline with Sport England, many of the changing room benches are extra deep to accommodate overflow disabled changing ​ Locker Saddles Available from reception to help those with Dementia or a learning disability to identify their locker independently. ​ They can be customised with a photo to aid identification. ​ SDSG secured this equipment from Sport England. The Pool 25 meter 8 lane main pool Learner pool State of the art water and air management system Pool View Iris above and in water pool safety system, helping lifeguards to detect and prevent drowning The pool itself was previously used in London as a training pool for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics Scarborough Borough Council secured £2.2m in Sport England funding to build the facility A thick lane rope boom can be put across the deep end of the pool to support members (SDSG raised the funds to purchase this equipment) Accessible Seating Throughout Scarborough Sports Village SDSG has placed chairs with arms to support users who need to sit down before, during or after their activity. ​ Although most of the chairs are in prominent locations, some are located in quiet areas to support those who need space or lower noise levels. Accessible Doors Throughout Scarborough Sports Village Everyone Active have installed accessible doors to ensure as many people as possible can independently use the facilities. ​ Please do not manually push or pull the doors, this will break them, they should only be operated through the push to open button located at the side of each door. My Jukes Headsets Waterproof headsets to improve hearing and direct communication between swimmer and swim teacher. ​ ​ To find out more visit our dedicated My Jukes webpage ​ Large Accessible Changing Room Overhead hoist (please ensure it is put back to the charging cradle after use) Member to use their own hoist sling Training is available from Everyone Active Height adjustable bed Transfer board Privacy screen Shower Shower transport chair Toilet and sink Changing places compliant Bed cleaning wipes available from reception Small Accessible Changing Room Electric multi-height shower changing bed , which was purchased by SDSG to improve the accessible provision on offer Toilet, sink and shower Training is available from Everyone Active Transfer board Bed cleaning wipes available from reception Please inform reception if the indicator for "low battery" is showing ​ Dual Use Changing Rooms Inline with Sport England Guidance, the following changing areas are dual use with extra deep seating and grab rails: ​ Family changing rooms School changing rooms Various individual changing rooms with different styles of seating ​ This is to enable those who don't require use of a changing places disabled changing room but have additional needs fulfilled by the extra deep seating, a larger changing area or grab rails, be able to use the adapted standard cubicles with their friends and family. ​ ​ Grabrails Through working in partnership with Everyone Active and Scarborough Borough Council, Scarborough Sports Village now has a range of grab rails throughout the changing room should you need them. Pool Pod Platform The platform is located by the main pool Can be used by wheelchair users as well as those who struggle with the pool steps and can stand One active wheelchair Two fully adjustable Tilt Wheelchairs (which were funded through SDSG at a cost of £4k each) Independent use wrist bands are available for the Pool Pod Platform from reception (training required) ​ Small Pool Hoist Fixed seat Portable For both the main pool and learner pool User Manual Gradual Steps Both pools With handrails Identified step edges Main Home Page Next Page

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    SDSG Equipment We are fortunate to have a wide range of extra equipment and toys to use during SDSG sessions and activities, thanks to our external funders and supporters. Weighted Hoops There is a small set of weight hoops for the more adventurous. Watering Toys Various watering cans and buckets to play with. Water Polo To help develop teamwork we have a set of floating goals so we can organise various games, including water polo. Various Sinking Toys We have various sinking toys to aid development and provide hours of fun. Tactile Flower Toys We have a set of tactile flower and animal sensory toys Swim Pixs - Story Board & Strokes Kit A perfect tool for any swimming lesson, SwimPix were developed with additional needs in mind. SwimPix are designed to give a clear picture of a swimming skill or stroke being demonstrated by the teacher. The clarity of the cards make them accessible for non-English speakers and those with hearing difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD, visual and kinaesthetic swimmers. They provide a versatile, visual aid for storyboarding your training sessions. Swim Pixs - Communication Kit The Communication Set helps swimmers with communication challenges feel comfortable and safe by supporting them to express how they are feeling without words. A number of our volunteers have also undertaken training in Total Communication and Makaton. Swim Noodles A pool noodle is a cylindrical piece of buoyant polyethylene foam, sometimes hollow. Noodles are used by people of all ages while swimming. Pool noodles are useful when learning to swim, for floating, for rescue reaching, in various forms of water play, and for aquatic exercise. Swim Float Jackets Everyone Active and SDSG have a selection of Swim Float Jackets available for both children and adults to use. Stopwatch We have a set of stopwatches to time your widths and lengths. Can you beat your personal best? Slalom Games We have a large set of weighted seaweed to create interest and an intriguing game. Nuts & Bolts We have a a set of tactile aquatic nuts and bolts. My Jukes Headsets My Jukes Headsts are waterproof and are great for ensuring each swimmer can hear the swim teacher while training or partaking in games and activities. They are particularly beneficial for those with a hearing impairment or learning disability. To learn more visit: www.sdsg.org.uk/myjukes Makaton Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech. A number of our volunteers have undertaken training in the use of Makaton signs and symbols. Alongside, SwimPixs to story board activities. Kick Boards We have a number of Kickboards available, which help you to target your legs, isolating them so you can practice your kick stroke, improve your balance, or work on your leg strength. Good Boost Tablet x2 Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology. ​ SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. Visit our dedicated page for more information: https://www.sdsg.org.uk/goodboost ​ Floatsation Floatsation® is a swimming aid made of a unique matrix of balls giving total support, flexibility and independence in water for people of all abilities, disabled and non-disabled, young and old. SDSG has purchased various pieces, including the Big Citrus bed, Flexi tubes and the mini citrus. To view the manufactures guidance visit: https://floatsation.com/safety-and-product-care/ Demonstration Man To help our swim teachers give clear demonstrations of swim positions and transitions. Deep End Boom We can put a thick foam boom across the deep end of the pool to help those who would benefit from something to steady themselves while at the deep end (does not take body weight). Basket Ball Set Our swim teachers regularly organise a group game of basket ball and the equipment is available for familiarisation during the session. Home Page Become a Member Book Now

  • SWIMSTROKES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    SWIM STROKES The main four swimming strokes What is on offer at SDSG? Members can work towards the NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme. Alongside, awards in the main four swimming strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and front crawl. The four basic strokes are outlined below, with videos and links to the Swim England website for more information. In partnership with Roots of Yggdrasil we have also produced a Swim Skills themed exercise booklet, see below. ​ Speak to a swim teacher during a swim session for more information. ​ Contact Us Part of SDSG's Exercise and Swim Skills Re-engagement Project funded by North Yorkshire Country Council. Breaststroke Breaststroke is the most popular swimming stroke of all. SE: Breaststroke SE: Picture Breakdown (BS) Front Crawl ​ The front crawl (also often called the freestyle stroke) is the fastest of the competitive swimming strokes. ​ SE: Front Crawl SE: Picture Breakdown (FC) Backstroke The backstroke is the only one of the four competitive strokes that is swum on the back. ​ SE: Backstroke SE: Picture Breakdown (BCS) Butterfly The butterfly stroke is the second-fastest swimming stroke and is quite exhausting. SE: Butterfly SE: Picture Breakdown (BUF) Swim Skills Exercises Find Out More

  • Synergy | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Synergy Dance® Outreach SDSG's new partnership to help increase home exercise inlight of COVID-19 restrictions Together we can SDSG are pleased to have partnered with Synergy Dance® Outreach to provide a range of FREE inclusive online yoga, meditation and dance programmes for children, teens, adults and seniors. ​ Synergy Dance® Outreach is a registered charity (1180506) that aims to promote lifelong participation in dance and fitness and to reach all levels of fitness, ability and background – through their work in schools, leisure centres, outreach programs and funded charity work for under-represented or inactive groups. Learn more about their work Accessibility The online yoga and dance programmes are designed for: ​ Special Needs including Autism & Cerebral Palsy Visually Impaired and Blind The Disability Community Long Term Health Conditions The elderly Synergy Video Online Teachable Promotional Video for Inclusive Dance & Yoga Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied FAQs - Synergy Dance ® Outreach How to Signup To access the FREE classes follow the link below to register. *When registering please ensure that you add “SDSG ” after your surname to ensure you are provided with appropriate access. Access - Synergy Dance ® Outreach Testimonials Sophia Scott – ParaStars Yoga® Testimonial “My daughter Gracie suffers from ASD and often has meltdowns when bored or frustrated. Your SEN Yoga classes have added structure to her evenings and given her a sense of calm before bed. I look forward to seeing what other classes you offer soon. I would be keen to see SEN dance for children.” Sophia Scott ​ ​ ​ Deborah StJohn – Senior ParaStars Yoga® Testimonial ​ “I am a carer and I have been doing the senior ParaStars Yoga with some of my clients and they are loving it, adding some exercise and fun to their days on my daily visits. It’s nice to see them smiling and moving around.” Deborah StJohn ​ ​ Kathryn – Visually Impaired Yoga & Dance Testimonial “I’ve been doing some of the visually impaired @synergydanceout yoga and dance classes through @britblindsport and my 8 year old has been joining in too – would definitely recommend them as really accessible, fun sessions.” @MadeWithMusic1 – Twitter ​ Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group in partnership with Synergy Dance® and Synergy ParaStars Yoga®. Become a SDSG member Access - Synergy Dance ® Outreach

  • ABOUT | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Welcome to Accessible Swimming We are a user led membership charity offering swimming opportunities for people with a disability of any age, people aged 50 and over and also their family who live in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey or the surrounding district. Objective: “To provide or assist in the provision of facilities and events for recreation, rehabilitation, sport and leisure time occupation, (in particular but not exclusively by the provision of facilities and opportunities for swimming,) for people with disabilities* and their families, in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving their condition” ​ ​ ​ Partnerships: We work with many local businesses, groups and charities to improve and develop accessibility and health improvement provision for people with a disability in the Borough of Scarborough. Similarly, we receive new member referrals from Social Services (Disabled Children Service and Adult Services), Occupational Health, our local Home Improvement Agency (White Rose), NHS Specialist Nurses, GP Practices, NYCC Wellbeing Service and our local Youth Services to mention a few. It is amazing what can be achieved through working together! Please contact us to find out more. Main Fortnightly Swim sessions: Since 1974 SDSG has been providing fortnightly accessible swimming sessions and we have grown to be one of the largest disabled swimming groups in the country. ​ We are a user led charity and our sessions at Scarborough Sports Village are open to anyone aged 50 and over and anyone of any age with a disability, along with their family. ​ We operate a flat rate entry fee for our swim sessions and do not charge extra for partaking in Aqua-fit, NASCH Distance Badge or Water-Skills Award Scheme etc, to ensure people are not put off partaking in these activities. Subject to funding, we also offer extension activities during the week, from time to time. ​ Our volunteers and staff are trained in various techniques of aquatic therapy, as well as expertise in working with members with anxiety, physical, sensory, communication or behaviour challenges. We also have specialist equipment and toys to make your time with us extra special. ​ In partnership with parents and care givers we provide adaptive swim activities that use techniques that place emphasis on swimming skills modified or adapted to accommodate individual abilities, needs, and goals, regardless of age or disability/medical condition. ​ BECOME A MEMBER NHS EXERCISE GUIDANCE Charity Excellence Quality Mark: We are pleased to have been awarded the Charity Excellence Quality Mark. ​ The assurance assessment covered: promoting good governance, effective strategy, leading and managing people well, effective delivery of operations, efficient use of finance and resources, maximising income generation and effective communications. The system also assessed key crisis health check indicators, including maximising impact, short-term resilience, longer-term sustainability, how good we are at getting funding to front line activities, legal & compliance and how well everyone is kept safe from harm. ​ Main Home Page Next Page

  • NASCH Distance & Water Skills | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    NASCH DISTANCE BADGE & WATER SKILLS AWARD SCHEME A points based scheme to enable anyone to learn and develop in swimming Distance Badge Members can earn badges for swimming set distances freestyle or using one of the four main swim strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and front crawl. Certificates and badges are awarded at our annual presentation in December each year. ​ To find out more about the scheme please click and watch the video on this page or speak to one of our volunteer swim teachers during a SDSG swim session. ​ Many swimmers pursue badges while also undertaking NASCH Water Skills or our Stroke Development Awards . ​ ​ Contact Us Water Skills Skills required for safety, water confidence and competence are split progressively into skills: ​ Skills 1 to 20, cover early water confidence skills Skills 21 to 40 cover more advanced skills and propulsion Skills are also graded according to the amount of support required. These are termed stages. ​ Points are awarded for learning different skills and for increasing independence. Badges are awarded according to the number of points earned and not necessarily upon completing all skills (which can be at diffing stages) depending on the affect of a person's disability. ​ Swimmers can then progress onto our Water Safety Awards and / or Stroke Development to continue their swim journey. Contact Us Other Awards Swim Strokes Water Safety Swim Skills Exercise

  • Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    ​ BOOKING NOW OPEN ONLINE Low cost family activity in the small pool Welcome to SDSG Accessible swim session & extension activites for people of all ages with a disability, their families and also anyone aged 50+ JOIN NOW RENEW MEMBERSHIP BOOK ONLINE I.SWIM Teaching & Learning Aquacise Join our exercise based aquatic activities run by our qualified aquafit Instructor, combining general swimming and exercise to improve movement and mobility. ​ There are loads of benefits to giving our aquacise classes a go. Not only will it help you burn off extra calories, but it does it in a way that’s gentle on your joints. This means you won’t hurt as much afterwards and will also help with all sorts of other fitness targets. These include improving your flexibility and range of movement, as well as helping to fend off osteoporosis. ​ As well as giving you a fantastic workout, aqua classes are a great way to meet new people. Meanwhile, the exercises themselves are great fun and our instructors go the extra mile to ensure everyone in the class has a great time. ​ ​ Reserve a Spot View Swim Dates All Age Aqua-Sensory Which can include fluid movements, relaxation, music, singing, signing and discovery play. There are activities for children, adults and the whole family. ​ We have installed state of the art visual and audio equipment and have a team of dedicated volunteers and qualified Swim Teachers, many of whom have undertaken further professional development in water therapy and sensory play. ​ SDSG is affiliated to the Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy. ​ Learner: Informal Reserve a Spot Learn More General Swimming Are you looking for a general swim and a chat with fellow members, then look no further! ​ We have various floats and specialist equipment on hand to make your swim extra special. Become a Member Equipment Page NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme The scheme is points based and is extremely flexible to accommodate our informal learners and a vast array of disabilities. ​ Everyone can learn a life skill! ​ NASCH Affiliation and Registration No: 924 ​ Learner: Informal / Semi formal Reserve a Spot More Information Timing and Stroke Development Awards Are you looking to improve your swimming technique or wish to complete that width or length a bit faster? ​ Our volunteers are on hand to time you, we also have qualified Swim Teachers available to provide advice and guidance. For adults and children of all abilities. ​ Learner: Semi-formal & Adapted Book Now More Information Special Olympics Members with an intellectual disability* have the opportunity to continue their development through Special Olympics (SO) GB. We currently have a team of six Special Olympic Athletes who travel the region to compete in competitions and events. ​ Registered club with Special Olympics GB ​ Learner: Semi formal / Adapted FURTHER INFO VISIT SO WEBSITE Family Activity New Rockhopper Series The Rockhopper series is an exciting programme consisting of 9 awards which introduce children/young people with disabilities to the joy of water. The award scheme is aimed at our semi-formal and adapted learners. The series develops water confidence and water skills as well as increasing water safety awareness and knowledge. The lessons* take place alongside our fortnightly swim session, so children/young people can enjoy some "free time" before or after their lesson. The lessons themselves are small, bite-sized lessons of 20 minutes. ​ Children/young people will work with a Swim Teacher in small groups to learn the skills necessary to earn their awards. ​ If you are interested in these lessons please let us know. ​ *Separate fees apply ​ Express An Interest Family Activity JOIN NOW Family Aquatic Activities We have joined forces with the Williams Family Fund to be able to offer family activities in the small pool with low cost entry from £2.00. Our swim teachers are on hand lead various progressive games and activities promoting: ​ Water confidence Aquatic skills Mental wellbeing Team Building Co-ordination ​ Supporting children to progress onto and develop through the Learn to Swim Penguin Series Award Scheme. ​ Book online today! ​ ​ Learner: Informal / Semi formal ​ Join Us Family Activity JOIN NOW Swim & Natter As part of our winter offer, why not have a swim and a chat over a hot drink after our fortnightly swim session. ​ Hot drinks are donation only. All ages welcome. Book online today! Join Us Accessible Facilities Ample disabled parking, two accessible changing rooms with shower changing beds, open plan village changing cubicles, Pool Pod Platform. Plus lots lots more. Find Out More Over 50 S wimming Swimming in any form is great exercise. Not only is it a whole-body workout, but thanks to the extra resistance of water, you’re building strength and boosting your cardio fitness at the same time. The buoyancy offered by the water means you’re less likely to hurt yourself and makes it ideal if you’re recovering from injury or returning to exercise after a long lay-off. ​ These sessions are also a great opportunity to meet up with friends, socialise and get active together. Not only does this make them great for your physical wellbeing, but your mental health as well. Join Us View Swim Dates Volunteering We are currently offering Aquatic Helper Placements for young people aged 16+ to gain experience and skills working with people with SEND. Placements normally last 8 swim sessions, where you will have the opportunity to carry out various roles within the charity and complete the STA Aquatic Helper Award. ​ To be able to offer this short project we received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. ​ ​ More Information View Video View Poster Good Boost Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology. ​ SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. ​ Learn More View Swim Dates I.SWM I.SWIM PROJECT PROGRESSIVE AQUATIC ACTIVITIES Read More COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT Read More LINKED ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES Read More NOW ON Accessing Aquacise & Beyond Our all age Aquacise class is for young people and adults wishing to get back into swimming and aquatic exercise. Each class will be tailored to those in each cohort of six classes. Classes include: ​ aqua-aerobics stretching developing water skills improving water confidence ​ One of the great benefits is that you can go at your own level, without any pressure to push yourself too hard. You can gradually work harder each session and take a brief break when needed. Each time you attend, you’ll be building up your stamina and, importantly, your confidence. ​ Other benefits: Fun & social Aqua-aerobics lowers your heart rate compared to exercise out of the water Great for burning fat & calories Low impact for joints Good for lowering stress levels Low cost activity Attend with friends/family Small class sizes ​ ​​ Join SDSG Aquati Activities I.ACTIVE We are offering a range of fitness based activities in the sport hall, multi use room and gym, which will meet a varied range of needs and learning styles . These may include: traditional garden games (such as qouits), yoga, badminton, instructor led gym activities, chair based exercises, aerobics, group cycling and Good Boost classes to name a few. ​ Members will have input into the activities being delivered: with the aim of improving fitness, confidence and engagement in regular exercise. ​ We are also looking for volunteers to help deliver these activities and support members to get the most out of these opportunities. To find out more please visit our Volunteer page. ​ To view or book our current I.Active classes click "Book Now" . ​ Book Now Download Flyer COMING SOON I.SWIM Water Safety Awards With around 48 percent of children in England, leaving primary school (Key Stage 2) unable to swim, we want to ensure that children with a disability (and their siblings) have the opportunity to keep themselves safe in and around water. ​ Swimming isn't just about being able to have fun in the water with family and friends (although it is and you should!). Its about knowing what to do if someone gets into trouble. ​ You will also learn key water skills, such as, floatation and treading water. Plus much more! ​ For our adaptive learners , our swim teachers are there to support you in your learning and assesses you against the award scheme. ​ Supported by local schools. Email Us More Information COMING SOON I.LEARN TO SWIM From time to time we offer the opportunity for children with SEND to work towards The Learn to Swim Awards through a series of adapted lessons . ​ The Awards are divided into 7 progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children. ​ They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water. ​ Should a child not meet the Learn to Swim Award criteria within the series of classes, we will endeavour to match their progression to another award scheme. ​ To access these classes you must be a member of SDSG and be regularly attending our main fortnightly swim session. More Information I.DEVELOP Adult Swimming From time to time we offer the opportunity for young people and adults with SEND to work towards The Swim England Adult Swimming Framework through a series of adapted lessons . ​ The Adult Swimming Framework is about improving confidence, technique and safety in the water, with no age limit. ​ Not everyone is able to reach their potential in the water during their school years . This is where swimming lessons using our Adult Swimming Framework can help. ​ Around 30% of adults in the UK can’t swim a length. Yet, one quarter of adult non-swimmers would like to learn how. ​ Adults have very different needs to children when learning to swim – as an adult, you have different motivations and learn in different ways. ​ Our Adult Swimming Framework takes this into account, providing goals and targets suitable for those aged 16+. ​ To access these classes you must be a member of SDSG and be regularly attending our main fortnightly swim session. Lottery: More Information Anchor 2 I.SWIM Aqua Sensory Our weekday aqua sensory sessions are a great opportunity for children with SEND to explore the water and build water confidence with their family, in a calm environment, with a unique ambience created by our sensory lighting and sounds. ​ An Everyone Active qualified swim teacher will be on hand to provide advice and guidance from poolside. ​ ​Each session will be aimed at a different age range, to ensure as many families can benefit from these sessions as possible. Come and join us! ​ Learner: Informal ​ Book Now I.ACTIVE UNDER 5s SOFTPLAY This is a series of soft play sessions aimed at children under 5 years with SEND, as part of our I.Active programme. Children and parents come together to explore, play and interact. ​ Learner: Informal ​ Book Now

  • AQUA-SENSORY EQUIPMENT | ACCESSIBLE SWIMMING

    Aqua-Sensory In 2020 state of the art sensory provision was installed at Scarborough Sports Village through the partnership work and external funding secured by SDSG 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 SIGNUP BOOK NOW 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" ​ Previous Page Next Page ​

  • MERCHANDISE | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Merchandise SDSG has a range of merchandise for members to purchase, all funds raised are reinvested in the charity and in many cases, goes towards purchasing extra equipment and coaching toys. What is available: Member T-Shirt (available in various colours with a vinyl SDSG Logo) Zipped and Standard Hoodies (available in various colours, with the individuals name on the back in vinyl, with an embroidered SDSG logo on front) Drawstring bag (in black with a vinyl SDSG logo on the front) Flat cap (in black with a SDSG embroidered logo) ​ Beanie Hat (available in various colours with a SDSG embroidered logo, with or without a bobble) ​ Rucksack (available in various colours, with an embroidered SDSG logo) Sports Bag (available in various colours with an embroidered SDSG logo) Canvas Shopper (Plain fabric/natural with a SDSG logo) ​ Towels (with an embroidered logo, different sizes and colours available subject to stock) ​ ​ ORDER ONLINE *COMMING SOON* *All merchandise is subject to availability and change. ​ *All orders take a minimum of two weeks and should be collected from a SDSG swim session at Scarborough Sports Village ( remember your receipt)

  • SOCIAL PRESCRIBING | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    SOCIAL PRESCRIBING Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services to support their health and wellbeing. What is Social Prescribing? Social prescribing is a key component of Universal Personalised Care . It is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing. ​ In social prescribing, local agencies such as local charities, social care and health services refer people to a social prescribing link worker . Social prescribing link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me?’ to coproduce a simple personalised care and support plan , and support people to take control of their health and wellbeing. ​ Social prescribing is an all-age, whole population approach that works particularly well for people who: have one or more long term conditions who need support with low level mental health issues who are lonely or isolated who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing. The Well-being Partnership Age Uk Scarborough & District is working with Advocacy Alliance and Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind to provide the Social Prescribing contract across the Scarborough, Filey and Ryedale South areas. ​ Following a referral from your GP or health professional, a link worker from The Well-being Partnership is assigned to help people access local sources of support. ​ Link workers are funded through the local Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to provide this service. How does SDSG fit in? A GP can refer their patient to a link worker (The Well-being Partnership) who then works with the patient to find suitable activities and prescribes them. A social prescription is granted in the form of a referral to a local service provider or community group. They will also help you register with SDSG. ​ Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group is an approved service provider for social prescriptions. ​ Membership and entry fees apply. ​ ​ Link Worker Referals Your Link Worker* can support you to arrange transport, complete your online membership form and help you to find out further information. ​ Link workers can reach out to us by contacting Alex on: ​ T: 01723 565669 (voicemail) E: contactus@sdsg.org.uk ​ ​ *This could also include a Social Worker / Specialist Nurse / Teacher, to name a few. ​ More information VISIT: NHS SP WEBPAGE VISIT: AGE UK Or speak to your GP.

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    SDSG Equipment We are fortunate to have a wide range of extra equipment and toys to use during SDSG sessions and activities, thanks to our external funders and supporters. Weighted Hoops There is a small set of weight hoops for the more adventurous. Watering Toys Various watering cans and buckets to play with. Water Polo To help develop teamwork we have a set of floating goals so we can organise various games, including water polo. Various Sinking Toys We have various sinking toys to aid development and provide hours of fun. Tactile Flower Toys We have a set of tactile flower and animal sensory toys Swim Pixs - Story Board & Strokes Kit A perfect tool for any swimming lesson, SwimPix were developed with additional needs in mind. SwimPix are designed to give a clear picture of a swimming skill or stroke being demonstrated by the teacher. The clarity of the cards make them accessible for non-English speakers and those with hearing difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD, visual and kinaesthetic swimmers. They provide a versatile, visual aid for storyboarding your training sessions. Swim Pixs - Communication Kit The Communication Set helps swimmers with communication challenges feel comfortable and safe by supporting them to express how they are feeling without words. A number of our volunteers have also undertaken training in Total Communication and Makaton. Swim Noodles A pool noodle is a cylindrical piece of buoyant polyethylene foam, sometimes hollow. Noodles are used by people of all ages while swimming. Pool noodles are useful when learning to swim, for floating, for rescue reaching, in various forms of water play, and for aquatic exercise. Swim Float Jackets Everyone Active and SDSG have a selection of Swim Float Jackets available for both children and adults to use. Stopwatch We have a set of stopwatches to time your widths and lengths. Can you beat your personal best? Slalom Games We have a large set of weighted seaweed to create interest and an intriguing game. Nuts & Bolts We have a a set of tactile aquatic nuts and bolts. My Jukes Headsets My Jukes Headsts are waterproof and are great for ensuring each swimmer can hear the swim teacher while training or partaking in games and activities. They are particularly beneficial for those with a hearing impairment or learning disability. To learn more visit: www.sdsg.org.uk/myjukes Makaton Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech. A number of our volunteers have undertaken training in the use of Makaton signs and symbols. Alongside, SwimPixs to story board activities. Kick Boards We have a number of Kickboards available, which help you to target your legs, isolating them so you can practice your kick stroke, improve your balance, or work on your leg strength. Good Boost Tablet x2 Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology. ​ SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. Visit our dedicated page for more information: https://www.sdsg.org.uk/goodboost ​ Floatsation Floatsation® is a swimming aid made of a unique matrix of balls giving total support, flexibility and independence in water for people of all abilities, disabled and non-disabled, young and old. SDSG has purchased various pieces, including the Big Citrus bed, Flexi tubes and the mini citrus. To view the manufactures guidance visit: https://floatsation.com/safety-and-product-care/ Demonstration Man To help our swim teachers give clear demonstrations of swim positions and transitions. Deep End Boom We can put a thick foam boom across the deep end of the pool to help those who would benefit from something to steady themselves while at the deep end (does not take body weight). Basket Ball Set Our swim teachers regularly organise a group game of basket ball and the equipment is available for familiarisation during the session. Home Page Become a Member Book Now

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