|Sharks Swimming Club
|for people with disabilities who wish to compete|
Our History The Sharks is a competitive swimming club affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association. It is unique in its structure, offering swimmers with disabilities, the opportunity to learn to swim and to compete at local, regional, national and international level.
The club was formed in 1982 by six physically disabled young men who wished to train in order to compete in the Paralympics: Alper Ali, Gordon Crowe, Wayne Lovegrove, Noel McTigue, Stephen Syndercombe and Brian Wright. In 1984, Gordon Crowe and Alper Ali returned from the Paralympics Summer Games in New York, with a silver and bronze medal, respectively, with Brian Wright having been a reserve for Team GB.
The club has grown and developed over the years from their initial endeavour and success - producing swimmers who represent Great Britain in international events worldwide.
The club is also very proud of its swimmers who have taken training and progressed into teaching and coaching.
What We Offer
Learn-to-Swim for both Juniors and Seniors.
Squad Training to develop stroke technique and stamina to enable swimmers to compete in gala from Junior through to Masters.
This is open to swimmers or non-swimmers who may have a physical, visual or learning disability or a combination of these, following an assessment by one of our coaches.
Membership of Special Olympics GB is available through the club for people with a learning disability.
To arrange for an assessment, please contact us or come and visit us between 7.00-7.30pm on a Monday at:
Eric Liddell Sports Centre
London SE9 4RU
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