Disability accessibility program in LeisureWorld

LeisureWorld has a dedicated disability and accessibility officer Joanne Lenihan who researches best practice and exercise options for all.

The over all aim of our disability program is to provide a disability gym to the people of Cork. Is to increase the physically activity level of people who have disabilities and to enhance there over all health and well being.

Our Long Terms Goals for the Program


  • To increase participation in physical activity whether it is for recreation or leisure
  • To provide people the opportunity to socialise
  • To provide people with information on whether it be for health or well being
  • To help break down the barriers that prevents people with disabilities from participating in physical activity.

LeisureWorld can help provide physical activity opportunities for people with disability through providing a disability access gym. We can cater for groups or individual. We can offer access to our gym that is located on the first floor via a elevator . Where a fully qualified fitness instructor is always available to help that is large and spacious or if the aerobics studio required to be used to cater for large group we have an elevator access.

Swimming lesson/pool

Entry to the 25 m can be accessed by the slope or hoist. We have disabled shower and changing facility available for use. We can offer swimming lessons weather it be for individual who can swim all ready or who can not. For people who feel that mainstream method swimming would not work for person with disability. LeisureWorld can help provide an alternative .Hallwick involves developing person physical mental and social abilities. Swimmer is paired with an instructor this allow s the swimmer to have continues support and attention. This allows then to develop there own confidence and there own balance in the water. (Cited from The swimming lessons will be taught by fully qualified ASA swim teacher and Halliwick instructor.

The swimming lessons  will be taught by our Halliwick instructor Cliona at our swimming pool Cork. To contact Cliona ring 021-4397868 or email


1 to 1 (with carer present) €25 30 mins

2 to 1 (with carer present) €40 45 mins

3 to 1 (with carers present) € 50 45 mins

4 to 1 (with carers present) €60 45 mins

If 10 lessons are purchased together - you get the 10th lesson FREE


Our new friend at LeisureWorld - Paco the Guide Dog

LeisureWorld have partnered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind and installed bench leads next to our reception area to enable our visually impaired customers to leave their Guide Dogs in a safe place whilst they visit the Pool or Gym. Comfy mats and bowls of water are also left in this designated area for the dogs.



If you have any enquires please contact our Disability officer Joanne Lenihan on 0214346505

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