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YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym

South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1SW

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Introduction

COVID-19 Information

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is St Annes-on-the-Sea.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 15:30.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 5 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the swimming pool area.
    • The fitness suite is 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • There is not step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are light.
    • The opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes weight training equipment.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further entrance accessed via steps from the route past the viewing galley.
    • The stepped route entrance door is 87cm wide.
    • The door is heavy and opens towards you.

Level Change (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the fitness suite.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The portable ramp and step detailed are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There are 3 shallow and 2 medium height steps after an easy slope if using the alternative entrance from the viewing galley as shown in photographs 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the rear of the changing village.
  • The facility is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 375cm x 290cm (12ft 4in x 9ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
  • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Comments View
    • There is 160cm transfer space to the right as you face the toilet.
    • There are drop down rails on both sides.
    • There is a ceiling track hoist available in this room.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the changing village.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 255cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 4in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste, open waste paper bin and sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible shower within this toilet.
    • There is a further accessible toilet to the right of this which does not offer an accessible shower. This accessible toilet is similar with slightly smaller dimensions of 155cm wide by 225cm deep (photographs 3 and 4).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the changing village.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a shower chair.
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails and an accessible toilet.
  • There is not level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible shower is in the central door titled accessible toilet here.
    • To the left is the accessible changing room.
    • To the right is the accessible toilet without a shower.

Level Change (Accessible Facilities)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the changing village, leading to the accessible facilities.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Standard Changing Room (Changing Village)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left of reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby changing facilities within the larger cubicles.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the side of the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.