Have you ever wondered how a person with limited mobility swims?
Well today was my first day at the pool in awhile and I am terrified of water, so this is how my day at the pool went first I had to find a cleaner pool because the first pool was really dirty and I was not about to swim In that lol, so I started thinking to myself there is another pool that’s a ways away it was maybe five minutes for an Able-bodied but more like ten or fifteen minutes to me. Remind you that if you use a Mobility Aid and you bring it to the pool they probably won’t let you go near the water because that is a safety hazard, so I walked about ten mins without mine stumbling and losing my breath …. Ok, but that’s besides the point… i made it to the pool after all and I wanted to share how I enjoy the pool as a disabled person..
- The first thing I always do is make sure I bring a pair of dry socks and these socks are for walking on the ground to get to the pool because if your anything like me I have very sensitive feet.
- I Make sure I bring a pair of dry bottoms because with me have Cerebral Palsy I am very sensitive when I walk and have no control over the way my body flops as I walk.
- Make sure either the pool that i am going to has a float or I will have to have my own. ( because I have limited mobility in my leg and left arm) so the float will float me by itself.
- I usually sit out about 10 mins before it’s time to go, so that I don’t still be soaked walking home.
I hope that if you have a physical disability and have a hard time swimming you take some of my tips.