Disabled kids look forward to making big splash

Young disabled swimmers and their families are set to make a splash at a free one-off water session in Doncaster this weekend.

More than 40 youngsters with disabilities and their siblings are warming up for the swim spectacular at The Dome on Sunday.

All slides and other water features will be open for the hour of aqua fun – where the venue's hoist will enable the less physically able to transfer from wheelchairs into the water.

Youngsters will also receive free drinks and T-shirts after the event and will have the chance to ask staff about the varying facilities for disabled people.

The event will run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and is being run in partnership with the Council's Aiming High for Disabled Children project.

Jon Whiteley, Head of Leisure at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, said: "Whether it's learning to swim or just gaining confidence in their mobility through aqua exercise, the entire pool will be open to those with specialist needs, in an environment where they will feel safe and secure in the water."

Disabled swimmers can swim for free at the Dome's accessible swim sessions which run every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm during term time.

"Disabled youngsters can receive a free swim and skate card through the AHDC project, which also allows discounted rates for both carers and families."

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