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Waltham Forest Track & Pool

 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 5AA

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Tel: 0208 527 5431 Fax: 0208 531 9299
Email: enquiries@gll.org
Web: www.gll.org
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Information logo  What is here
This is an Inclusive Fitness Initiative gym - this means there is special equipment and staff with special training to help everyone enjoy exercise. At this gym you can...
  • enjoy an accessible swim
  • go weight training
  • have an aerobic work-out
  • use a running track
  • learn Karate
They have special equipment that makes it as accessible as possible. They also have women-only exercise classes.

There is also a crèche.

If you or your group would like to try one of these sports - contact the centre and ask for the customer service advisor OR go and have a look for yourself!
A personal trainer can be there to support you.

There are three pools - the smallest pool is the warmest, there is also a lane pool and diving pool.
The small pool and lane pool are accessible for wheelchair users - they both have a hoist.
All the pools are on the first floor.
There are always trained lifeguards watching the pools.

If you want you can have swimming lessons on your own or with a group, to find out more information speak to Sue Clarke.

If you want to use the centre more you can become a member for a year.
To do this you need to talk to a customer service advisor. This means they help you to get the most out of the gym.

If you live in Waltham Forest the staff here can support you to fill in a form for a Forest Connection card - the card helps you get cheaper prices.

You need to bring some ID, like proof of disability and proof that you live in the borough.

You can hire the centre for parties and family gatherings.

Waltham Forest Pool & Track is a non-smoking area.
Opening hours logo  Opening hours
Sunday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Monday 7.30 am - 10.00 pm
Tuesday 7.30 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday 7.30 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday 7.30 am - 10.00 pm
Friday 7.30 am - 10.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
(On Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday the latest time you can arrive for a swim is 9.00pm).

Women only swimming sessions are on Fridays from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.
   Booking tickets
If you want to use the centre as a group its best to book a week before you go.
   Cost or concessions
Contact the centre for prices.

 Getting there
Waltham Forest Pool & Track is in the Chestnuts Showground.
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Parking logo  Parking
There is a large car park at Waltham Forest Pool & Track, it is free.
8 accessible parking spaces are reserved for people with disabilities - they are outside the entrance.
Bus logo  Bus
97, 123, 212 or 230 are the nearest fully accessible buses.
Tube logo  Tube
(Victoria line) - Walthamstow central underground station is about 1700 metres from Waltham Forest Pool & Track.
The underground station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
   British Rail
Walthamstow mainline station is about 1700 metres from Waltham Forest Pool & Track.
Walthamstow Central mainline station has step free access for wheelchair users. To order a ramp for train access call One Railway on 08456 007 245 OR National Rail Enquires on 08457 484 950.
Wheelchair access logo  Access from outside
The way through the main entrance is flat through automatic doors.
   Getting around inside
There are 2 main floors, the Ground floor and Floor 1.
The smallest doorway inside is 900mm wide.

 Ground floor
There is a reception and customer services area here, chairs and vending machines.

You can buy drinks and snacks from the vending machines - a drink costs about £1.00.

The gym is on this floor.

There is an accessible toilet and a lift to floor 1.

 Changing rooms
They all have lockers and non-slip floors.
There is good colour contrast.

There is a unisex accessible changing room with a fold-down seat and handrails (and accessible toilet opposite).

Groups can also use the bigger accessible changing room, which has a change bed. It has an accessible shower with a fold-down seat and handrails. Because this room is between the Mens and Ladies changing rooms the door is kept locked - so you need to ask before using it.
Wheelchair facilities logo  Accessible toilets
There are unisex accessible toilets on the Ground Floor and Floor 1.
They are not locked. They do have handrails.
This is a special gym, the staff were really friendly and helpful on our visit.
There are always members of staff who have first aid training.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

You can get GP referrals from your doctor to join this gym.
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