Swimming for the Disabled

Whoever you are, whatever your age, ability or experience, swimming is something that EVERYONE can participate in.

Whatever your physical disability, special education needs or other functional or learning impairment you can enjoy taking part in swimming.
Swimming is a great choice whether you want a relaxing activity or more intense exercise because it is non-impact. This means you can get fit without the risk of injury.
Not only does learning to swim provide improved health and fitness, it also gives you the chance to meet new people and make lots of friends.

We offer private learn to swim lessons for children witgh disabilities. Contact Bayswim Learn to swim for more details.

Swimming has become a popular choice for disabled adults and children because:
  • The water supports your whole body which can allow for improved mobility
  • It can help to ease pain in joints and tendons
  • You can improve your balance and agility with the movements you perform in the water
  • Overall you will hopefully feel more confident in the water

As part of our vision of supporting community swimming and wellness, we offer people living with a permanent disability (physical or intellectual) free swimming access to our facility.  To qualify for this access a person needs to have a disability that requires a carer to accompany them when swimming i.e - they could not use the facility because of their disability without a carer present full-time to assist them.

Check out our Disability Access at


Tony Christiansen on Attitude TV

Tony Christiansen lost his legs in a train accident 45 years ago. Since then he's lived an extraordinary life of exploration and adventure. See how Tony lives this extraordinary life and enjoys swimming at Baywave on Attitude TV here.

If you would like to give swimming a go please feel free to pop into one of our pool centres or give us a call on 575 0276. Our staff are happy to talk to you about access and facilities available for you.