“How do other services support service users to go swimming- in terms of assessing competence/ level of skill/ managing risk etc?”
We have recently employed a swimming instructor at Wathwood so people are having lessons, however we do have a pool on site so we are very lucky. However, if they did go swimming external to the hospital, if they have capacity they can go swimming like the general public and would be advised to only swim where they are comfortable and capable to swim. Wathwood MSU
I been to aquafit classes with a patient recently and accessed the water with the patient. It was more about ensuring the patient felt confident accessing the session rather than anything else, with the idea of the patient eventually going on his own. Clifton House, LSU