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London City Scuba Club

The London City Scuba Club is a friendly group that welcomes all divers aged 12 and over, whether they've trained elsewhere or are completely new to the sport.

Newcomers are welcome Thursday evenings from 6pm onwards - meet upstairs in the community room. There's a preparatory period between 6-6.45pm before we hit the pool 7pm until 8.30pm .

Who to contact

Contact Name
David Gosell
Contact Position
BSAC 1771 Training Officer, Open water SCUBA instructor
Telephone
07967 389030
0845 094 9278
Website
London City Scuba Club
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Name
Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Address
Fann Street
London
Postcode
EC1Y 0SH

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Thursday 6.30-9pm

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
9-12
13-19
20+

Local Offer

Description

Our instructors are fully qualified in SCUBA, first aid, AED (Automated External defibrillator) and oxygen administration. The club is fully insured by the BSAC global insurance policy and covered under the umbrella of the BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) but we also have instructors that are also trained by other governing bodies, namely PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and HAS (handicapped Scuba Association). All of our services are covered by the Equalities Act 2010

Accessing our provision

One of our instructors is fully qualified to teach scuba to people with disabilities. Our minimum age is 12 years old and we would encourage parents to enter the pool with their children if possible.

We will need to discuss each person’s needs before they can be considered for any “come and try” session. A full and frank discussion before the session will be needed to ensure the safety of the student and the instructor. We welcome anybody for a visit beforehand for a cup of tea and chat about the possibility of a scuba lesson. We will then be able to advise on how we will schedule and control the session in the water. We will ensure that anybody who applies meets the minimum requirements required for the health and safety of this sport and we will endeavour to make places available.

Conditions supported are as follows.

  • Post-Traumatic stress
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Amputations
  • Hearing impaired
  • Sight impaired
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cancer patients.

The Golden Lane swimming pool complex is fully accessible for all and has a hoist on the pool side for access from wheelchairs into the water.

Please contact us to discuss the timings of any visit so we can make sure that the relevant staff are available to be able to discuss your needs and welfare in full.

London City SCUBA club (BSAC 1771) will follow the guidance set out in the SEND Code of Practice 2014. The information gathered before any student starts can be supplied by the student or his/her parents, and will be documented for our records. Any child under 18 years old must have a consenting adult sign any forms.

Once a student has been assessed and we have accepted them for a “Come and Try” they will be continually assessed and observed and their progress monitored. Any concerns that are identified will be brought to the students consulting adult/carer and the continuation of the session will be discussed and the way we can initiate appropriate changes to the training and how best we can support the student. If it is deemed necessary the session may be stopped if the instructor feels it is unwise to continue.

Any information we collect will be saved for seven years but will be held under the strictest confidence.

Families will be welcome to attend a meeting to discuss in full the needs of the student and be able to assess the staffing levels required for the session in question. In some cases it will be two/three instructors to one student, but the minimum will be a 1-1. The student and family can then also see the facilities that are available. The student will be fully involved in these sessions.

In some circumstances contact with the student’s medical practitioner may be required. We will discuss the whole plan with the student and parent/carer in full, verbally at the first meeting where we discuss the feasibility of the session to come. If the student is being supported by other care professionals, they will be part of the discussion and possibility the lesson to ensure good continuity of care.

We will be speaking to the student verbally and by scuba sign language (underwater) to ensure that the student is happy throughout and pool session.

We will ensure the student receives the support required by the inclusion and input from all parties.

Monitoring our service

We will involve parents and students in gathering feedback of how we can improve the training that we offer. Our training skills are monitored and developed by ISO standard agencies and are continually updated.

Anyone wishing to make a complaint about our service should firstly raise their concern with an instructor. If the issue is not resolved at this stage our diving officer or chairman who will investigate further. BSAC can also be contacted directly if you do not feel that a satisfactory answer has been received.

Contact Name
David Gosnell, BSAC 1771 Instructor Training Officer
Contact Email
david.gosnell@alphaflag.co.uk
SEN Provision Type
Universal

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