iCAN Swim sharing success

iCAN Swim sharing success

Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:36

iCAN Swim sharing success

The iCAN Swim project is sharing its success by seeing more people accessing the sessions across Suffolk and receiving rewarding feedback.

iCAN Swim session participant Lee with Phil has spoken of the difference the sessions are making to Phil.

"Time in the pool is important in so many ways, not only socially but the physical benefits as well allowing Phil to be active, healthy and most importantly happy."

Another session participant Martin, recovering from injuries sustained after being hit by a car. "My recovery was the biggest challenge of my life, despite the statistics telling me that it would not happen. Swimming was very therapeutic making me more confident."

There are weekly iCAN Swim sessions taking place across the county at designated leisure centres, helping to get more people swimming by promoting opportunities for people with disabilities, impairments and long-term health conditions to swim regardless of age and ability.

Elaine Anderson-Browne from Suffolk Sport concluded "The iCAN Swim project has had an fantastic impact on swimmers across the county. Our sincere thanks goes out to all of the leisure providers across the county for supporting the project and running the iCAN Swim sessions. Over time we are hoping to see a significant rise in participant levels and help more people to take advantage of the sessions and learn life-long skills to help with them get active, make friends and help their well-being."

Tags: Disability Sport, Disability Swimming, Inclusive Swimming, iCAN Swim