Hatch End Swimming pool in Harrow is encouraging more people with autism to stay active by introducing ‘quiet hours’ at its swimming pool.
The pool, which is managed by leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Harrow Council, will introduce dedicated hours of no music or loud noise in their swimming pool in an effort to create calmer environments for people with special educational needs.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.
Hannah Lewington-Beamish, General Manager at Everyone Active, said: “We want to ensure everyone within the local community has the opportunity to get active. We know this initiative has been successful in doing that and it is a great way of encouraging anyone with autism, and their families, to visit us and enjoy our facilities.”
‘Quiet hour’ sessions will be held between 1:30pm and 3pm from Monday to Friday at Hatch End Swimming Pool.
Special educational need lessons will take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 15:00-16:00pm. All sessions are bookable via the Everyone Active app or online.