Disability Swim Squad South
This page gives information about training and events in South West (South)
With interest in disability sport at its highest ever following the Paralympic Games, now is the perfect opportunity to get involved in sport.
As part of a new project to get more disabled people involved in swimming, the ASA have created a new County Swimming Session specifically for swimmers with a disability.
The sessions will take place every 6 weeks, and will be held from
7 - 9 pm
Truro School, Trennick Lane, TR1 1TH
For more information please contact Abbe Reskelly
The first session is an Open Session, and is open to any swimmer with a disability, who can swim lengths.
The aim of this session is to engage with as many swimmers with a disability as we can to help increase the numbers of
disabled swimmers accessing swimming provision. From this session swimmers will be signposted into further swimming opportunities,
which include local swim schemes, local clubs and county and regional training and competitions.
Further sessions will provide the opportunity for swimmers with a disability in Cornwall to access
additional training, as well meet and train with other swimmers with a disability.
To attend the session swimmers must be able to swim at least 25metres on at least one stroke.
These sessions are aimed at children and young people with a physical, sensory or learning disability, who are interested in competitive disability swimming
Starting in January, swimmers with a disability from Dorset will have the opportunity to attend additional training.
The County sessions, which will be held at
Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre,
will provide further specialist training for
any swimmer with a disability, as well an opportunity to meet and train with other swimmers from across the County.
It is hoped that enough swimmers will participate to create a Dorset County Team which will then be able to compete
against other County Teams in future Regional Disability Swimming Competitions.
The sessions will be coached by Janet Hewitt, who has ample experience in working within disability swimming, and
is committed to providing further opportunities for swimmers with a disability.
The sessions will also link to Regional Training Days and ensure a seamless pathway from club swimming into Regional
and National Competition.
Each session will start at
and will cost £3 per swimmer, per session.
For more information please contact Lyndsey Hollands
Training Sessions in Devon are still to be confirmed. Please contact Lyndsey Hollands to register your interest.