About Us
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

Latest News
Swim venue and times 

We swim every Saturday at

Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

Blandford Road

Wimborne  BH21 4DT

11.00am  - 1.00pm

Swimming update 2021

Good news - we will be back swimming from 17th April.  If you have not been swimming since the first lockdown you will need to contact us so you can be allocated a session.

Swimming News 

We have been swimming at QE since September and it was all going very well indeed (until the November lockdown and now again in January).  It was great to see our regular swimmers back and benefitting from their swims. 

We have 2 sessions running (at 11.00 and 12.15) with COVID safe procedures in place.  All swimmers have their allocated session and lane.


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.

Recent News
Elsie Stone

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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