A NEW socially-distanced swimming session dedicated to improving the wellbeing of people with a disability – and their families – is being trialled at Coventry’s new waterpark, The Wave.
An informal Quiet Time session for people of all ages and forms of disability takes place on Wednesday October 14 between 5pm and 7pm.
Mandip Sehmi, Disability Sports Development Officer at CV Life, said: “Many individuals with complex disabilities will have had to shield over the past few months from Covid-19, and we want this pilot event to instil a dose of normality for them.
“Some people – particularly those with underlying health conditions – are understandably nervous about heading back out into society, but this event at The Wave is about creating a comfortable environment for individuals with disabilities and for them to have a change of scenery and socialise with others who they can relate to.
“The session is open to anybody with any form of disability and their family members, and is also an opportunity for them to offer their feedback, which will play a key role in developing the sessions over the coming months.”
CV Life, the company operating The Wave, is running the socially-distanced session with support from Coventry City Council and Sense – a charity that supports those living with complex disabilities.
The two-hour pilot will see visitors given exclusive access to the facility. The lights will be dimmed, music switched off, as well as the opportunity to interact with sensory equipment in the Wave Pool and Lazy River, along with access to some of the facility’s rides.
The Quiet Time trial forms part of CV Life’s “Go Connect” initiative aiming to encourage more local people to take advantage of its four city venues – The Wave, Centre AT7 , The Alan Higgs Centre and Xcel Leisure Centre.
Quiet Time pre-bookings must be made online via The Wave’s online booking system.