Down Syndrome Swimming Federation

Sports category:

Swimming Activities

Overview

DSSF is recognised by Down Syndrome International and International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association as being the principal providers of quality swimming competition for swimmers with Down Syndrome, its views and aims are supported by Disability Sports Events (GB) and Special Olympics and we are proud to declare that DSSF is now directly affiliated to Swim England, creating a clear link to FINA, the world governing body of swimming.

In early 2009 it was recognised that there was a clear lack of fair and well organised competitive opportunities specifically for swimmers with Down Syndrome.

Having spoken to a number of national representatives from around the world we were encouraged to go ahead and create new and exciting opportunities for such swimmers.

DSSF is recognised by Down Syndrome International and International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association as being the principal providers of quality swimming competition for swimmers with Down Syndrome, its views and aims are supported by Disability Sports Events (GB) and Special

Olympics and we are proud to declare that DSSF is now directly affiliated to Swim England, creating a clear link to FINA, the world governing body of swimming.

DSSF commits to providing quality, “no-frills” competition, where the whole value is invested in providing a first-class swimming competitive opportunity complete with national and international technical officials, FINA approved timing systems, and a world-class meet management team.

All we need to make each of our events a success is the willingness and enthusiasm of the swimmers, their families, supporters and the coaching teams and much needed sponsorship.

DSSF commits to providing quality, “no frills” competition, where the whole value is invested in providing a first class swimming competitive opportunity complete with national and international technical officials, FINA approved timing systems, and a world-class meet management team.

All we need to make each of our events a success is the willingness and enthusiasm of the swimmers, their families and supporters and the coaching teams.

Club features

Impairment types:
Hearing impairment
Learning impairment
Physical impairment
Social or behavioural problems
Visual impairment
Mental health issues
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with disabled people, and have undergone specialised training
Activity format:
Team based
Availiable sessions:
Mixed gender
Adult
Down Syndrome Swimming Federation

Location:

The Quays
Southampton
SO15 1BA
United Kingdom

Telephone number:

07802155949

Attending the club:

This is an event that provides competition for swimmers with disabilities mainly focused on Down Syndrome participants.

When we meet:

We organise up to six competitions for the swimmers during the year usually Spring and Autumn, there can be more. We are a small team who organise the events, supported by the parents, swimmers and coaches - get in touch for more details.

Is there a specific meeting point at the address:

We usually run most of our swimming competitions at the Quays Leisure Centre in Southampton, other locations are used.

Equipment:

No special equipment is needed. Just their own swimwear

Accessibility Information:

Full disability access is provided at the location we use.

Down Syndrome Swimming Federation online

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