The City of Swan is committed to continuously improving our approach to accessibility – and Swan Active Midland is the latest example of that.

Our Access and Inclusion Plan 2023-2027 guides our thinking, planning and action as we take a whole-of-community approach to creating a more inclusive Swan. In recent months, we’ve launched a more accessible new corporate website and an innovative campaign encouraging local businesses to fix gaps in their accessibility.

Accessibility is something we take very seriously, and it was a key focus of our refurbishment of Swan Active Midland. We wanted more people to be able to enjoy the health and social benefits of Swan Active membership. We knew that the indoor aquatic area, in particular, needed accessibility improvements.

Here are some of the features that will make Swan Active Midland’s aquatic area more inclusive:

  • A ramp has been added to the indoor lap pool to allow for all-ability access, with an aquatic wheelchair available for use
  • The indoor lap pool now has depths varying from 1-1.7m, providing walking lanes and a family-friendly space
  • Structural changes have made entry to the sauna more accessible
  • There is now wheelchair space in the sauna, with adequate room for manoeuvring
  • Entry to the spa has been modified to be more accessible
  • A swimming ledge has been installed in the leisure pool for seating, support and use during infant classes
  • The aquatic area is home to a brand-new accessible change place.