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Accessibility addressed at outdoor pool

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Getting into the outdoor pool is now easier for those with accessibility issues.

A new pool lift has recently been installed at the Courtenay and District Memorial Outdoor Pool thanks to funding from the Comox Valley Regional District. The lift is designed to assist anyone who has problems entering or exiting the swimming pool.

The unit was purchased in consultation with the CV Accessibility Committee. The  Splash! brand unit is designed with both safety and ease of use in mind. It also has added accessories like a stability vest, spine board attachment, comfort seat pad and more.

“We are happy that this new lift is going to help more people access the pool,” says Raegan Spence, Courtenay Recreation co-ordinator.  “It is easy to utilize and enhances the pool experience for those with mobility challenges.”

The lift is available during most swim times (with the exception of busy open swim sessions) and by appointment. Please talk to the lifeguard on duty at the pool or call 250-338-5371 for further information.

Handicapped parking is also located beside the pool for those with accessibility issues.

For more information on pool schedules, aquacise, length swims, and pool rentals call the Lewis Centre at  250-338-5371.

 

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