Registered Charity 1125170
UPDATE: In line with Government and Swim England guidance our standard swim sessions are currently suspended until further notice.
We are offering bookable, small group, teacher-led activities. When available, these will be advertised on our new online bookings page, with details on how to book (debit card required).
National Association for Swimming Clubs
for the Handicapped
Distance Badge and Water Skills Award Scheme
The NASCH Award Scheme is built up of two parts: Water Skills & Stroke Development and Distance Badge & Timing Awards, it is extremely flexible to accommodate all disabilities and is currently offered free of charge to all members with a disability. We have a small team of volunteers who assess members atleast four times a year. Any badges and certificates awarded are presented at the end of the session. Between assessments, SDSG volunteers are on hand to encourage, advise, support and lead in group activities, however, it is expected other families members and carers will work with the member on a one to one basis to practice and develop swimming skills. SDSG does not provide one to one support, personal care or physical support in the water. However, when available we do offer volunteer swimming companions.
Awards are given for the distance a member is able to swim, eg, how many lengths or widths.
Members are timed how fast they can swim a length or width, wiith or without support.
Although strokes are learnt through Water Skills, these can be improved and developed. Awards are granted on a points basis depending on the type of stroke.
To get an award/badge a member must have enough points. Points are awarded for learning and becoming proficient in different skills and for increasing independence. Skills are graded according to the amount of support required.