Our Swimming Club
Based in East Dorset, Wimborne Wagtails is a local club offering swimming, water therapy, swim awards, galas and social activities to people with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions.
We became a charity in 2015.
We welcome members who have a disability, (physical, learning or hidden), who are recovering from an operation or illness or have a health condition which would benefit from swimming.
We are open to members of all ages and their supporting family, carers and friends.
We also have a small volunteer team of trained swim teachers and swim helpers to assist in the water, subject to availability.
Trustees and Club Organisers
Julian Vernon - Chairman
Sarah McDonald - Vice Chair
Alexandra Tuckey - Treasurer & Secretary
David Allen - PR Officer
Ros Barton - Safeguarding
Liz Burrows - Swim Teacher
Rita Mathews - Swim Teacher
Julian Vernon - Meet and Greet
Swim venue and times
We swim every Saturday at
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre
Wimborne BH21 4DT
11.15am - 1.15pm
We are now back swimming regularly at QE after all the lockdown stops and starts. It is great to see our regular swimmers back and benefitting from their swims. We have recently had a influx of new swimmers including many children which is lovely.
We have 2 sessions running (at 11.15 and 12.15) with COVID safe procedures in place. All swimmers have their allocated session and lane. Please note that from 31st July the first session will start at 11.15 and not 11.00.
The first session will have 3 lanes in place for lane swimming and will suit those who prefer a quieter swim. The second session will have one lane in place for lane swimming and then the pool is open. This is suitable for the children with their carers and those who prefer a more open swimming session.
Many thanks to our swim teachers and helpers for enabling safe swimming and for the swimmers for following the rules.
For more details of the swimmer guidance please follow link below.
We are very sad to tell you that Elsie Stone passed away on 15th February. She was 3 days short of her 94th birthday and died at Bournemouth Hospital suddenly of heart failure. She had been very frail for a while and was living at home with carer support.
Elsie played a big part in our Club and was Chairman for several years. She loved the Galas and continued taking part until she was 89! She was well loved by us all and will be sadly missed. To read some personal memories please follow this link.
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