Performance Swimming in Kirklees

Disability

Special needs swimming
Borough of Kirklees Disability swimming is part of the Borough of Kirklees swimming club and offers opportunities for young people with a disability  to take part in competitive swimming.

In September 2004 Kirklees Active Leisure introduced a Learn to Swim programme for young people with a Learning Disability. A small number of the swimmers within the group entered a Learning Disability specific event in Reading and were very successful. This then encouraged more swimmers to have aspirations of becoming a competition swimmer and so the group contacted Borough of Kirklees Swimming Club for support and to join the club as members.

The section was developed over the years and swimmers enter both disability specific and internal club events.

The club was initially set up for young people with a Learning Disability however as the club has progressed the section has an all-inclusive programme with a range of classifications within the club.

Coaching sessions are run by Kirklees Active Leisure with parents and members supporting the team when they attend galas.  All those involved in supporting our swimmers have undertaken safeguarding, team manager training  and DBS checks where appropriate.   Parents are urged to get involved and assist in any way possible, however small.

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