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
Rita Mathews - Swim Teacher
Michelle Wilcox - Swim Teacher
Di, Ossie and Ann - Swim Helpers
Julian Vernon - Meet and Greet
Jo Sepkes-Jones - Admin Support
Swim venue and times
We swim every Saturday at
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre
Wimborne BH21 4DT
11.15am - 1.15pm
We have 2 sessions running (at 11.15 and 12.00).
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.
Please note that on bank holiday weekends our swim helpers and coaches will be taking a well-deserved break. The pool will be open for swimming so please do come if you wish - the lifeguards will be present. The dates are 27th August, 24th and 31st December.
We will now be offering the opportunity to achieve distance awards. Please let Michelle know if you would like to take part and a target will be set for you. Every 3 months there will be the opportunity to achieve your distance and a Wagtails certificate will be presented to you. The first chance to gain an award will be in October.
September Sponsored Challenge
We are excited to announce our September Sponsored Challenge to raise Club funds. Over the 4 Saturdays in September every swimmer will be swimming as many lengths as they can (or completing an individual challenge) and gaining sponsorship from their friends and family. On the 24th September we will be running a fun session followed by a free lunch, goodies for all those who took part, free raffle tickets and presentation of certificates.
Our AGM was held on Friday the 20th May at 6.30 at Holt Village Hall. Wagtails cups and medals were presented. More details on the socials tab click here.