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Testimonials

"My child has been able to learn a life skill in an environment adapted to his needs"

Parent

"Our child has gone from being one who wouldn't get in the pool to one who is in the top set at school for swimming"

Parent

Your Donation...

£12.63

Will cover the cost of enabling one child to enjoy a swimming lesson

£17

Will buy buoyancy bands to support a child in the water

£100

Pays for pool hire and lifeguards for a 2 hour swim session

£612

Will pay for one Level 2 Swimming Teacher for an entire 6 months!

Thank you for your support

Fylde Sharks Disability Swimming Club

Fylde Sharks is a charity community club which uniquely offers 1-to-1 swimming lessons to disabled children up to 18 years old in the Fylde area with varying degrees of disability.

Children with complex physical disabilities to those with social, cognitive and behavioural needs can enjoy swimming lessons with a qualified swimming teacher which provides mental stimulation and improved physical mobility.

Latest News

Well done

Best performance of the week - St Annes Cole H

Helen wants to congratulate Cole H on the best performance of a swimmer at St Annes pool this week - well done Cole!
Snorkelling Centre

Fylde Sharks now registered as a snorkelling centre

Fylde Sharks is now registered as a snorkelling centre and some of our instructors are trained to teach snorkelling. For more information, see News.
Thanks for donations

Thanks for donations

Fylde Sharks would like to thank John Barnes and Morrisons Kirkham for their generous donations.
Date for snorkel training

Date confirmed for teacher snorkel training

We have confirmed that the teacher snorkel training will take place at St Annes YMCA Pool on Saturday 5 August. We hope to offer snorkel teaching to suitably qualified swimmers shortly after - we will update you as it is available.

Love Swimming? Come and Join Us!

Swimming sessions help to improve confidence and reduce social isolation allowing children to interact with other disabled children and their families. They also provide a welcome break for parents and carers.

We currently have about 40 disabled children and their families accessing swimming lessons and we would love to hear from you if you'd like to help us make a real difference to the children's lives.

As an independent club with charity status, Fylde Sharks need to raise around £14,000 each year to continue to provide much needed swimming lessons. We have a fantastic group of supporters and volunteers who work hard to run the club and raise funds.

Come and join our wonderful team of volunteers and supporters. We'd love to welcome you aboard!

If you'd like to help Fylde Sharks or learn more about our work, please read what we do and how to get involved, or get in touch with us. Thank you.

Fylde Sharks

Events

Qualified Swimming Teachers Needed

March 2017

We need qualified ASA level 1 and 2 swimming teachers for our Saturday and Sunday sessions. The lessons take place at St Annes YMCA and Kirkham Rural Splash swimming pools on a fortnightly basis from 3.30-5.30pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with a number of roles, including acting as pool side volunteers to non-executive committee members or trustees - as much help or time as you give will be much appreciated.

Come and join us!

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