We have received a request from a registered blind student about use of the
The student wishes to use the swimming pool with a friend and is not keen
having a support worker supporting.
The student has a guide dog but says she should be able to leave the dog in
her accommodation as she will not be gone for that long.
We have highlighted areas of concern to be addressed:
- Learning the route to and from the swimming pool.
- Orientation in the changing rooms, swimming pool area, and pool itself.
- Alerting the lifeguards.
- Should we request that the student be able swim their lengths along the
wall of the pool for orientation reasons?
- Is it too much responsibility for the friend to be taking them, and what
happens if the friend has to leave suddenly?
We are interested to know if people have had similar experiences and how
they dealt with them?
Look forward to reading your responses.