Staines Swimming Club are proud to support disability swimming. We have applied for Para Swimming 'hub club' status.
An introduction to Disability or Para-Swimming
Swimming has been an event at the Paralympic Games since the event was first held in Rome in 1960.
The GBR Para-Swimming team has had great medal success at the Paralympic Games over that time and in other major international events.
Anyone can take part in swimming
The great thing about swimming is that it is an inclusive sport and it is not just at Paralympic level that people with a disability can get involved in swimming.
There are plenty of opportunities at local and regional level for people with a disability to get involved.
Even though disabilities vary the classification system ensures the playing field remains level.
Staines Swimming Club are strongly committed to supporting and increasing disability swimming. We are very lucky to have two insprational para swimmers at the club in Maya Brisco and Matthew Rishworth.
Maya has represented England and won international Gold at the Cerebral Palsy World Games in 2015. Matthew is monitored as an England talent swimmer. They are both outstanding athletes.
Selected coaches at the club have received specialist training, and continue to be educated, in the specialist needs of disability swimmers, whilst pushing those same swimmers to achieve their potential.
The club have applied to become a British Swimming ‘Hub Club’ for Para-Swimming.
The club have an established link with other Learn to Swim Schemes which support disability swimmers, and we offer a pathway to those swimmers into club and competitive swimming. We are actively seeking opportunities to expand this to other learn to swim schemes.
Disability swimmers are encouraged to join our mainstream sessions which consist of swimming and competition technique that can be used by swimmers. Our coaches aim to deliver specific feedback for the needs of each swimmer and in this way the swimmers benefit from improved technique tailored to them, something which is beyond the range of coaching typically offered in disability specific swimming clubs.
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