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In Dorset there is a small but thriving disability and para-swimming community. We are therefore proud of our home-grown talent such as Team GB Para-Olympian Alice Tai (right) whose first venture into club swimming was with Seagulls SC before progressing to Bournemouth Collegiate SC, and national multi-medallist Leo McCrea who started on his para-swimming pathway with Poole SC and has most recently been selected for the Swiss National Team.
The Affiliated Clubs page in the Community section of this website provides contact details for our clubs, and below there is a range of resources from how to learn to swim through to club swimming and para-swimming talent identification.

 

Photo right: Multi-medallist Alice Tai at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Queensland, Australia.

Para-Swimming Pathway

Learning to swim   http://www.swimming.org/go/disability/swimming-lessons/disability-swimming-lessons/14384

Identifying/teaching disabled swimmers   http://www.swimming.org/asa/teaching-and-coaching/disability-swimming-talent-id/

Getting started in para-swimming   https://www.swimming.org/sport/becoming-a-para-swimmer/

Disability hub clubs   https://www.swimming.org/sport/disability-swimming-hub-clubs/

Para-swimming classification   https://www.swimming.org/sport/para-swimming-classification/

Taking part in competitions   https://www.swimming.org/sport/swimming-competitions-in-england/ 

Para-Swimming competitions  https://www.swimming.org/sport/para-swimming-competitions/

Swim England SWR Para-Swimming   https://www.swimwest.org.uk/para-swimming

Swim England Talent identification   https://www.britishswimming.org/performance/para-swimming/home-nations-talent-programme-guidelines/