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Level Water

Getting disabled kids swimming.

Level Water is offering free swimminglessons for disabled children. We fund lessons for children:

  • Agec 4-11
  • With a physical, hearing or visual disability
  • Without a behavioural, social or learning difficulty
  • Who cannot swim ten metres

Level Water provides small small group and one-to-one lessons until they are ready to join a mainstream class or competitive club.

We work in partnership with Better Leisure at Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading. Their teachers receive specialist disability training from the Amateur Swimming Association. They will then deliver your lessons as normal, but we cover the cost until your child is ready to move on.

  1. Email with your child's home postcode, age and disability
  2. We will send out a full application form to complete
  3. If we can provide funding, the pool will contact you directly to book your lessons


Who to contact


Where to go

Rivermead Leisure Centre
Richfield Avenue

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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.