Disability Swimming Pathway

Swimming can combat a sedentary lifestyle. This means that for people with disability, it’s important to be as physically active as possible. It’s crucial to look for ways to overcome any barriers that you are likely to face as you try to become more physically active.

The disability pathway below should provide an opportunity for any one with a disability to engage in swimming across Ealing.

Dormers Wells Leisure Centre

Ealing Disability Swimming Squad Session

  • Thursday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

Ealing Disability Swimming Squad (EDSC) is a house club that is part of Ealing Swim Club. Operating since May 2013 as a club training session that is designed specifically for those with disabilities.

If you can swim more than 25 metres and would like to develop your swimming please call Fred Burley on 020 8582 3790 or email fred@swimesc.co.uk for further details.

Disability Drop In Sessions

  • Friday, 6.00pm to 7.00pm, £1.00 per participant.

For casually instructed swimming sessions.

Gurnell Leisure Centre 

Disability Swimming 1 to 1 Lessons

  • Varied times and days depending on instructor availability.

For Beginners & Improvers and both children & adults.

£50 for five, half hour lessons.

If you or your child find mainstream lessons too challenging and aren't progressing, try speaking to our swimming co-ordinator or emailing gurnell@gll.org.

Children and adults with disabilities can work through the same ASA awards, but will be exempt from some skills where he or she is physically unable to achieve them.


Easy Read Customer Pathway


This is an easy read information sheet about joining the gym.


There are two ways to pay for going to the gym.


The first is called Pay and Play.

This means it costs £3.90 every time you visit.


The second is an “Inclusive Membership”

This is paid straight from your bank account.

It costs £19.95


If you use the gym more than five times in a month, this would be cheaper for you.


If you are a member, your support worker can come free.


You can use the gym and go swimming as many times as you like if you are a member.


We will show you how to use the machines and help you with an exercise plan.


To be eligible for an Inclusive Membership you need to show that you receive one of these benefits.


Employment and Support Allowance


Personal Independence Payment


Disability Living Allowance


You don’t need to be able to write to join.

The staff at the gym can help you fill out the forms.


If you have any questions, you can call Gurnell Leisure Centre on 02089983241.