"The benefits from London 2012 were never only about the new venues and infrastructure. Using the power of the Games, we have introduced a step change in making swimming pools more accessible. Through challenging companies to design a better, more independent way of getting people into the water, this excellent [...]
British Paralympic swimmer Dervis Konuralp hailed a new aid for disabled swimmers for giving more people access to the freedom of swimming when it was unveiled at the 2012 London Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today. http://www.efds.co.uk/news/2700_poolpods_hailed_for_increasing_access_to_the_freedom_of_swimming/
2014 will see Poolpod become a facility of the London Aquatic Centre, due to open its doors to the public in early 2014. Poolpods have been installed all over the UK including Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire and the state of the art Ebbw Vale Sports Centre in Wales. More and more local authorities and leisure trusts [...]
Poolpod is delighted to have secured an award of £50,000, following the final round of the Scottish EDGE Awards 2013. All winning companies were presented with their awards by John Swinney, Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, in a nail-biting final in Edinburgh. Read more here.
Poolpod is now available for use at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympic Games, following a successful run of installations at leisure sites across the UK. Known as the 'home of wheelchair sport', the stadium has introduced Poolpod to it's 25metre, 6 lane swimming pool, granting users dignified and independent pool access. Located in [...]
Poolpod was featured on ITV London news on the 8th November. London Tonight reporter Simon Harris reported from Mile End swimming pool and interviewed Paralympian Susie Rodgers, who tried out Poolpod for herself. See more here.
Following the launch of Poolpod at Mile End Leisure Centre, Paralympic medallist Susie Rodgers, was on hand to try out Poolpod and show support for the improvements it will bring to pool accessibility. Rodgers, who won three bronze medals at the 2012 Games, said Poolpod would enhance the legacy of the Paralympic Games and improve [...]
A Poolpod has been installed at Mile End leisure centre pool. Poolpod is beginning a lasting legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
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The first public outing of our final Poolpod prototype was an undoubted hit with everyone who attended the the national mobility showcase at Birmingham's NEC. The innovative design and concept received lots of positive feedback and this was highlighted when we were awarded 2nd Place in the 'Expert Awards' category. The event also proved to be [...]