Dementia Friendly Activities
Dementia Friendly Swimming
Accessible swimming for people living with dementia
The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) dementia friendly swimming project is a nationwide initiative to enhance the swimming experience of people living with dementia, and their carers, by improving facilities and removing barriers.
The scheme is available at a range of swimming pools in Bristol.
All our accessible swimming sessions are in a safe, supportive environment with:
- Staff specially trained by St Monica Trust
- Improved signage
- Larger, unisex changing booths
- Constant temperatures of 27-30 degrees
Why go swimming?
Research shows that swimming is a great all-round exercise that can benefit everyone’s physical and mental health. A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t mean you have to stop doing activities you enjoy or trying new things.
- Clear your mind and reduce anxiety
- Improve your mood and encourage positive thought
- Relax your body
- Low impact, so easy on your joints
- Opportunity to socialise and carers go free!
Participating swimming pool locations
Horfield Leisure Centre
Bristol BS7 0XW
T: 0117 903 1643
Fully accessible, lots of car parking and a café!
Easton Leisure Centre
Easton BS5 0SW
T: 0117 955 8840
A family orientated centre in the heart of the community!
Hengrove Park Leisure Centre
Hengrove BS14 0DE
T: 0117 937 0200
A modern leisure centre with an impressive 50m pool!
Bristol South Swimming Pool
Bedminster BS3 1BS
T: 0117 903 1618
Go back in time in this 1930s building!