This is the first step towards becoming a clasified competitive Para Swimmer.
Our coaches are Swim England qualified teacher & coaches. They structure your training focussing on your abilities and improving your swimming skills. They mix training with skills development and throw in a load of fun things too.
At the end of the programme there will be the opportunity to join the North Easts premier Para Swim squad and join team mates who have achieved regional and national success.
Take the first step to achieving your potential as a para swimmer and sign up to Start Para-Swimming with Richmond Dales.
Boccia is a game which can be played by anyone with a without a disability.
It is easy for a beginner to pick up quickly but builds in intensity and complexity as players hone their skills. It is a sport of control and accuracy similar to curling or lawn bowling. Games last four or six ends. Players propel balls towards the target or “jack” ball. Each side has six balls (red or blue) per end to try and score points. The closest side to the target ball when all the balls have been played, scores. If the game is tied after all ends have been played, a tie-break end is played. Boccia can be played head to head, in teams of three, or in pairs.
No problem. Balls can be rolled or kicked. If a player can’t roll or kick, they can use a ramp. If they can’t let the ball go with their hand, they can use a head or hand pointer.
Boccia is played indoors, on a court that is similar in size to a badminton court.
Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing training provides you with the opportunity to learn real boxing skills including defences without the risk of full-contact boxing.
You will get to punch bags and pads but not each other.
Sessions are a combination of Fitness, Boxing Skills and Fun - so get involved and join in on the fun!
Football training sessions for children with Autism.
Adaptive rowing is for people with disabilities who participate in the sport of rowing. Anyone can get involved in rowing, regardless of physical disability, sensory or learning impairment. Adaptive Rowing is a fast-growing and increasingly competitive area of the rowing scene with a growing number of local clubs (including Maidenhead) welcoming adaptive rowers from beginner up to international levels of experience.
The Adaptive squad was formed in 2017 to encourage and enable adaptive competitive and recreational rowing at Maidenhead Rowing Club for athletes in the club catchment area, and to host adaptive rowers from visiting clubs at Maidenhead Rowing Club events.
We train on a Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon, compete in events in the Thames Region to the Midlands, and host a programme of adaptive events at our annual summer regatta. We would love to hear from you if you would like to join us.
Do you want to get fit and healthy and meet great people? CrossFit is a mix of cardio, weightlifting and gymnastics. You work out as an individual or in pairs. Its hard, fun and very rewarding!!
These sessions are aimed at deaf people, but please get in touch and we can see how we can best accommodate your needs!
Our Boxing 4 Parkinsons programme has been running successfully for 3 years already. When the pandemic hit us, we adapted and went virtual with the sessions so everyone could continue. Now that has enabled us to expand the programme and now have members from all over the UK joining every week. Our sessions are progressive and most of all fun! Our sessions are catered for all abilities and fitness levels, our coaches adapt every exercise to suit all individuals if anyone struggles with any aspect. Our programme is open 15 minutes before and after the session so everyone can socialise also.
The Harlequins Wheelchair Rugby team ‘The Jesters’ are fully inclusive for males and females 15+ who wish to be active, competitive, learn new skills, make new friends and have loads of fun. A mix of experienced and new players make for a really comfortable, positive environment. If you are a wheelchair user or have a physical impairment (non wheelchair users welcome) and are interested in giving wheelchair rugby a go drop us an email!
The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders provides adults and children who have physical disabilities and / or learning difficulties, the opportunity to participate in horse and pony riding, vaulting and carriage driving to promote their social welfare and improve their health and life conditions through training, recreation and rehabilitation.
We will be holding trial sessions for anyone with a disability to come along and try non-contact Taekwondo (Poomsae) and potentially join our Poomsae Performance Squad.
We currently have the following categories available: P10: Blind/Visual Impairment, P20: Intellectual Impairment, P30: Neurological Impairment, P40: Physical Impairment, P50: Wheelchair User, P60: Deaf/Hearing Impairment, P70: Short Stature.
Don't worry if your disability doesn't fit into these categories, as we can potentially create a new category for you.