W.A.D.E.R.S. – Water Assisted Disabled Exercise & Rehabilitation Scheme

Working on balance.

Waders offers exercise in water for people with physical difficulties. 

Whether your problem is neurological (eg MS), orthopaedic (eg fracture, joint replacement) or rheumatic (eg arthritis, fibromyalgia, CRPS) in origin, it is likely that you will benefit from exercise in water. Bouyancy enables you to perform activities which are often difficult or painful on dry land.

We currently offer several sessions a week across three pools supervised by a qualified Aquatic Physiotherapist.

Tuesday 7.30pm-8.30pm
SwimMania Pool, Laindon
Just under 4ft deep all over


Tuesday 8.00pm-9.00pm
Blackshots Teaching Pool
3ft deep all over

Friday 11.00am-11.45pm Gentle
Friday 11.45pm-12.30pm Gentle
Friday 12.30pm-1.15pm More Challenging
Corringham Swimming Pool
Depth starts 3ft slowly sloping deeper

Please telephone before attending your first session so you know what to expect and because times and physio do sometimes change.
Kay-Anne 07899 745020 (All pools),
Daphne 01375 374322 (Blackshots), Sandra 07939 202169 (Corringham),
Julia 07968 751083 (Corringham).

Laindon session costs £6 including pool entry. The water is warmer.
Blackshots and Corringham sessions cost £4 including pool entry, plus refundable 50p for the locker.
Annual membership is £15 (Jan-Dec).

Please arrive twenty minutes to half hour early for your first session to allow time for getting changed, and a brief assessment including a short assessment form, which you will need before you are allowed in the water. If you arrive late, there won’t be time for an assessment first and you will be asked to watch on this occasion and join in next time. You may wish to complete the Form before you come. Please print it out and bring it with you for the aquatic Physiotherapist. 


If you have angina or asthma, bring your tablets or inhaler to the poolside with you.

If you need help, your carer may join you free of charge.  Corringham and Blackshots have disabled changing facilities, a poolside hoist with a maximum weight of 25stone/158kg. Laindon has three steps up and five down with a handrail to access the pool, a larger changing room for disabled and a seat in the showers.

Please be careful when walking in the changing rooms and around the pool. Walking aids can increase the risk of slipping on wet floors. Take extra care!

For a leaflet, please click below

WADERS-leaflet – July 2019