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 and Ossie Osborne - Swim Helpers
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 and it is great to see our regular swimmers benefitting from their swims.
We have 2 sessions running (at 11.15 and 12.15). All swimmers have their allocated session and lane.
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.
We are able to be more flexible now about the timings of the sessions and when you come for your swim.
We can also take on new swimmers as we have space now.
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:
16th April, 30th April, 4th June and 27th August.
Our AGM was held on Friday the 20th May at 6.30 at Holt Village Hall. Over 30 attended this social event where a hot supper was enjoyed. 5 Wagtails cups and medals were presented. More details on the socials tab click here.
Dorset Council is still planning to close QE Leisure Centre in 2024 and we will keep you informed if we hear any further news on this.