Paralympian tests poolpod

Paralympic medal-winning swimmer Susie Rodgers tests the extraordinary "poolpod" - part of the London 2012 legacy.

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New lift for disabled swimmers

A lasting legacy was the big promise of the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Today Baroness Doocey, the former chair of the London Assembly, claimed that legacy is hanging in the balance and more needs to be done to get disabled people involved in sport.

Well today, our correspondent Simon Harris saw for himself the effort that is going into helping disabled swimmers in east London.

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Paralympic medal-winning swimmer tests poolpod

Susie Rodgers. Credit: London Tonight

Paralympic medal-winning swimmer Susie Rodgers tests the extraordinary "poolpod" - part of the London 2012 legacy. The £10,000 lift offers disabled swimmers a more dignified way of entering the water than the traditional sling and hoist.

It was designed in response to a planning requirement imposed on the London 2012 Aquatics Centre.

Olympic bosses had to promise to develop a modern user-friendly lift. The Aquatics Centre will be one of the first pools in Britain to have a poolpod.

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