SwimAbility

Sports category:

activity
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Swimming

Overview

If you are a swimmer with a disability who has not considered taking part in competitive swimming, why not start now?

Swimming is also a great way to have fun, keep fit and learn new skills!

We offer ‘Learn to Swim’ and ‘Improver’ classes through the Runnymede Swim School. Swimmers who want to progress to competitive swimming then move into the most suitable Runnymede Swimming Club Squad.

We provide an inclusive environment for swimmers with disabilities to train alongside the mainstream squads and take part in the club’s social activities. We also offer competitive opportunities and provide information and support on swimming competitively at disability galas/para-swimming.

All swimmers of the SwimAbility Squads take part in disability galas around the region and throughout England. In addition, SwimAbility Squad members compete in mainstream galas where appropriate to their times.

For swimmers with learning disabilities, we are affiliated with Special Olympics Essex. This provides more opportunities to take part in Special Olympics galas around the country and internationally. Special Olympics Essex is part of the Special Olympics GB and worldwide organisation.

Club features

Impairment types:
Learning impairment
Physical impairment
Social or behavioural
Amputee
Cerebral Palsy
Short stature
Spinal Cord Injury
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with people with impairments
Activity format:
Individual
Runnymede Swimming Club

Location:

Kiln Road
Thundersley
SS7 1TF
United Kingdom

Telephone number:

07786 244565

Attending the club:

If you would like further information, advice or support regarding disability swimming from the Runnymede Swimming Club, please contact us by sending an email to: swimability@runnymedeswimmingclub.com

When we meet:

Saturdays 1-2pm.

Equipment:

All you will need is a swimming costume or trunks, swimming goggles and a towel. You should also bring a bottle of water in case you get thirsty.

Accessibility Information:

We provide an inclusive environment for swimmers with disabilities to train alongside the mainstream squads and take part in the club’s social activities. We also offer competitive opportunities and provide information and support on swimming competitively at disability galas/para-swimming.

Runnymede Swimming Club has wheelchair access to the pool, as well as accessible parking and accessible changing room facilities. Runnymede Swimming Pool also has a hoist for entry and exit, in and out of the pool, if required.

SwimAbility online

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