The Dementia Friendly Swimming Project was developed to enhance the swimming experience of those living with dementia and their carers by improving facilities and removing barriers.
- Download The Swim England Dementia Friendly Swimming Project: Making swimming accessible for people with dementia report
- Download Swim England Dementia Friendly Swimming Project: Overview and key findings report
There are 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Our research shows that low impact exercise can be beneficial for physical and mental health and can improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia. Swimming in particular has the added benefits of reducing anxiety, improving mood and enhancing psychological well being.
By working together with local authorities and bringing together a partnership of adult social care, health trainers, carers and local community groups, the project has created safe and friendly swimming environments for people with dementia.
- Find out more about the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project findings here.