Swimming is the sporting
discipline most practiced by handicapped individuals since it allows
most people (from the slightly handicapped to the most heavily
handicapped) to use their motor abilities in a weightless situation.
The Pool Hippocampe - Like a Fish in Water
Unfortunately, it is rare to
find pools equipped with one or more wheelchairs providing access to the
dressing room, showers, footbath, and access to a pool with a ramp or
small steps to avoid the problems related to using a standard wheel
chair in humid areas and preventing multiple transfers from a wheelchair
to an often poorly adapted plastic chair.
With Vipamatís Pool Hippocampe you can move freely about the pool
without using your standard wheelchair or getting it wet and, avoiding
hygiene problems related to having outside wheelchairs near pools.