Aquatic centre in top five

by Anonymous Author

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre has been named in the top five most accessible aquatic centres in New Zealand.

That’s the result of a national survey undertaken by Oyster NZ, a booking site and travel guide for domestic and international travellers with extra mobility needs.

Kim Graham, author of the top five list for Oyster NZ, said Selwyn was in the top five because “it’s a great facility and the staff have a can-do attitude.

“They all do what they can to ensure that no one in the community is excluded from their pool.”

Selwyn Aquatic Facilities manager Kathy Moore said the centre aims to cater for all needs, with the hydrotherapy pool, 25-metre and leisure pool all wheelchair-accessible by ramp.

“A hoist is available for use in the spa pool, with pool staff trained on its use and readily available to assist patrons.

“The two disabled changing facilities are equipped with a hoist and change table.

“Two water wheelchairs are also available for use in the pools.”

She said people are welcome to contact the centre if they would like to discuss their accessibility needs.