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
We are now back swimming at QE on 5th December. The dates will be 5th and 12th December then back on 2nd January (as we always have 2 weeks off in December).
We had been swimming at QE since September and it was all going very well indeed. 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.
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.
Due to COVID we are unable to run our usual social activities. However, the Panto at the Tivoli will be playing in January and we have prebooked 32 seats for the Club. If you would like to join in contact Alex.
For full details on recent events
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