The swimming club is aimed at children of any age from birth to 19 with any disability. As far as possible, sessions are run by a qualified instructor with a number of volunteers. The club is working with Cambridge City Council Sports Development Team to expand the number of sessions available, aiming to provide opportunities for all abilities. The details of all the sessions follow (note that the suggested age ranges are not at all fixed, but for guidance).
Swimming instruction for improvers/older children
Chesterton Sports Centre, Gilbert Road, Cambridge (6 – 19yrs)
Sundays 4.30pm to 5.30pm (term time)
Cost: £2.50 per lesson
A parent, guardian or sibling can go in the pool to assist if necessary. These will be structured lessons with an instructor for those wanting to further develop their swimming skills in a deeper pool. It is recognised that the Windmill pools may be too shallow for older, larger children, so the Chesterton pool is also aimed at this group of children irrespective of their swimming ability.
Family fun and water confidence in the hydrotherapy pool
Windmill Pool, Hinton Way, Fulbourn (under 5yrs)
Saturdays 9.30am to 11am
Cost: £2 per child, one adult carer per child is free
This session is for young children under 5yrs and those that need warmer water or a smaller, secure environment to swim. Siblings are welcome, but in the event of there being too many people (maximum 20 people), priority will be given to those with a therapeutic need. It is hoped that we will have the help of a swimming instructor once a month who can give advice on early swimming skills.
Further information and an up to date timetable is available on the website.
C: Sally Abbott
T: 01223 315024