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The Facilities

Scarborough Sports Village is a state of the art Olympic Games legacy community pool.


The pool we have today has developed over time to incorporate many reasonable adjustments, with the aim to remove or reduce a disadvantage related to disability or a health condition, so as many people as possible can access the facility and the benefits of sports and physical exercise. 

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  • Over 8 accessible parking spaces

  • Main entry doors automatically open and close

  • Bright and airy

  • Accessible reception desk

  • Loop system available

  • Seats with arms

  • Lift to pool changing area

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Village Changing Room

  • Various cubical sizes and layouts

  • Group changing

  • Family changing

  • Various accessible toilets

  • Baby changing room

  • Various size, level and location of lockers

  • Various grab rails

  • Access to the changing room via accessible electronically opened doors

  • Inline with Sport England, many of the changing room benches are extra deep to accommodate overflow disabled changing

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Locker Saddles

Available from reception to help those with Dementia or a learning disability to identify their locker independently. 

They can be customised with a photo to aid identification. 

SDSG secured this equipment from Sport England. 

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The Pool

  • 25 meter 8 lane main pool

  • Learner pool

  • State of the art water and air management system

  • Pool View Iris above and in water pool safety system, helping lifeguards to detect and prevent drowning

  • The pool itself was previously used in London as a training pool for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics

  • Scarborough Borough Council secured £2.2m in Sport England funding to build the facility

  • A thick lane rope boom can be put across the deep end of the pool to support members (SDSG raised the funds to purchase this equipment)

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Accessible Seating

Throughout Scarborough Sports Village SDSG has placed chairs with arms to support users who need to sit down before, during or after their activity. 

Although most of the chairs are in prominent locations, some are located in quiet areas to support those who need space or lower noise levels. 


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Accessible Doors

Throughout Scarborough Sports Village Everyone Active have installed accessible doors to ensure as many people as possible can independently use the facilities. 

Please do not manually push or pull the doors, this will break them, they should only be operated through the push to open button located at the side of each door. 


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My Jukes Headsets

Waterproof headsets to improve hearing and direct communication between swimmer and swim teacher. 

To find out more visit our dedicated My Jukes webpage 

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Large Accessible Changing Room

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Small Accessible Changing Room

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Gradual Steps

  • Both pools

  • With handrails

  • Identified step edges

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Through working in partnership with Everyone Active and Scarborough Borough Council, Scarborough Sports Village now has a range of grab rails throughout the changing room should you need them. 

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Pool Pod Platform 

  • The platform is located by the main pool

  • Can be used by wheelchair users as well as those who struggle with the pool steps and can stand

  • One active wheelchair

  • Two fully adjustable Tilt Wheelchairs (which were funded through SDSG at a cost of £4k each)

  • Independent use wrist bands are available for the Pool Pod Platform from reception (training required)

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Small Pool Hoist

  • Fixed seat

  • Portable

  • For both the main pool and learner pool

  • User Manual

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Gradual Steps

  • Both pools

  • With handrails

  • Identified step edges

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