Sharks Swimming Club
of Mottingham
  for people with disabilities who wish to compete    
    About Us      
About Us  

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

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.

Club Memership
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
Mottingham Lane
London SE9 4RU

  Sharks Codes of Conduct
Download our Codes of Conduct document. This is in 4 sections and has our codes and agreements for Swimmers; Parents/Carers; Committee Members, Officials and Volunteers; Swimming Coaches and Teachers:

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ASA WavePower >>
Find information and guidance about clubs’ and members’ responsibility towards children and young people in the sport, through the ASA's Child Safeguarding Policy and Proceedures:

Disability Swimming Classification>>
Find information about the classification systems for swimmers with disabilities, as co-ordinated by British Swimming.

Classification is the grouping of athletes in a sport to ensure that there is a fair playing field, and there are two main forms of classification - the functional classification system and the disability specific classification system:

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