An organisation, supporting people with different disabilities, is launching swimming classes as part of its main activities in Colchester.
The Sports for Confidence programme will see health professionals and sports coaches teamed up to deliver a wide range of physical activities for those facing barriers to participate.
Swimming classes will be held at the Leisure World Colchester every Monday between 12pm and 1pm.
Tom Doughty, Head Coach at Sport for Confidence, said: “Swimming is a great activity which can deliver significant mental and physical benefits.
“For some, the feeling of being in the water provides a calming and soothing effect it is difficult to mirror elsewhere.
“These sessions, run by an allied health professional and swim coach, recognise that those attending will appreciate a quiet, controlled environment and may need a little extra support and encouragement during their visit.”