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
Jacqui Sainsbury - Swimming development
Liz Burrows - Galas & Helpers
Julian Vernon - Galas
Liz Watkins - Meet & Greet
Helen Rolf - Admin support
Swim venue and times
We swim every Saturday at
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre
Wimborne BH21 4DT
11.00am - 1.00pm
Swim News 25th August 2020
From 5th September we will be back swimming at QE.
If you have any health issues that put you in the high risk group for COVID-19 can you please check with your health professional that it is ok for you to swim with others.
We will be following new safety guidelines and our regular swimmers have been given a specific timed swimmimng slot. It is not possibe at the moment to just turn up at QE.
Session 1 will need to arrive from 10.45 for the 11.00 swim and session 2 to arrive from 12.00 for the 12.15 swim.
For more details of the swimmer guidance please follow link below.
In July we received £500 from the charity Sharegift. A most welocme donation in these very difficult times.
This was held on zoom on 16th May.
The main outcomes were the change of Chair and the decision to offer free swimming to all swimmers for 5 months from when QE re-opens the pool.
For more details click here.
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