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Dementia Swimming

Chirk Leisure Centre and Freedom Leisure are pleased to announce the launch of inclusive swimming aimed at those with who are living with a disability and especially those who are living with Dementia.

The leisure centre is expected to receive an award from Wrexham Dementia Friends and the Alzheimer’s Society having worked towards becoming Dementia Friendly.

The Centre in Chapel Lane in the centre of Chirk has been offering swimming for those living with dementia is now able to offer an extension to that with fully inclusive swimming.

Local Borough Councillor Frank Hemmings has given his full support for this service, Frank who is a member of Wrexham Dementia Friends steering group has created over 100 Dementia Friends in Chirk in his role as a Dementia Champion saying that the Leisure Centre has worked with the Alzheimer’s Society to achieve its status.

Centre Manager David Watkin said that this is a great opportunity for people across Wrexham who are living with a disability to take part in swimming along with a carer which will be provided free of charge supported by Active Wrexham and GOGA (Go out get active) who will finance the project.

David said he was pleased that his staff and the centre were being recognised for the work they had done to achieve dementia friendly status.


 Left to right. Scott Speed, Paul Rowlands, Julie Hanlon,

Clr Frank Hemmings, Centre Manager David Watkin

For further details contact the centre on 01691 778666

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