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  • SWIM DATES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    SWIM DATES Our sessions follow a fortnightly rhythm on a Saturday evening normally between 06:00 and 7:30pm. ​ Booking is required to avoid disappointment. If you are not a member yet please sign up via the membership page. 2022 AGM Monday 7th March 2022 7:00pm Westborough Methodist Church 2022 Swim Poster PRICES ​ The table shown is an indication of the activities that may be available. To view those that are currently available please refer to ​ SDSG Membership and online booking required. ​ Prices and time table subject to change without notice. SIGNUP RENEW MEMBERSHIP BOOK NOW

  • | Accessible Swimming

    HEALTH COMMITMENT STATEMENT OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU ​ We will respect your personal decisions, and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you can carry out. However, we ask you not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities. ​ We will make every reasonable effort to make sure that our equipment and the facilities we hire are in a safe condition for you to use and enjoy. ​ We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that our volunteers and staff are suitably trained. ​ If you tell us that you have a disability which puts you at a substantial disadvantage in accessing our equipment and facilities, we will consider what adjustments, if any, are reasonable for us to make. ​ ​ ​ YOUR COMMITMENT TO US ​ Before you start please ensure that we are notified of any relevant medical conditions at the time of registration, along with notifying us of your emergency contact(s) . You must inform SDSG immediately of any change in your personal, medical, emergency contact details. You should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, before you use our equipment and the facilities we hire you should get advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice. ​ You should make yourself aware of any rules and instructions, including warning notices. Exercise carries its own risks. You should not carry out any activities which you have been told are not suitable for you. ​ You should let us know immediately if you feel ill when using our equipment or the facilities we hire. Our volunteers and staff members are not qualified doctors, but there will be a person available who has had first-aid training. ​ If you have a disability, you must follow any reasonable instructions to allow you to exercise safely. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Close

  • RECYCLING | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    The Recycling Factory Inkjet recycling SIGNUP: Turn your old inkjet cartridges into donations for SDSG. Simply hand in your used ink cartridges (in a bag) at Scarborough Sports Village. ​ We receive £1 for every successful cartridge. ​ ​ If you are a business/organisation and would like to have a collection point in aid of SDSG, please contact us.

  • | Accessible Swimming

    Online Terms & Conditions TERMS OF USE This site is owned and operated by Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG), which is sometimes referred to as Accessible Swimming. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. ​ These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the services found on SDSG’s entire website at (the “site”), and any information, text, graphics, or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the site (collectively referred to as “Content”). Your access to and use of the site is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Use. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. ​ If these Terms of Use are not fully accepted by you, you do not have permission to access the contents of this site and therefore should cease using this site immediately. ​ If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and any other specific rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material, then the latter shall prevail. ​ We cannot guarantee that you will always be able to access the website; we will not be liable to you for any interruption or delay that you experience in accessing the website, whatever the cause. ​ SDSG or the server that makes the website available, does not warrant the website free of viruses or bugs. ​ SDSG may modify these conditions from time to time and accordingly you are advised to keep up to date with the changes by regularly reviewing the conditions. ​ All comments regarding the website should be sent to . ​ PRIVACY POLICY For details of how SDSG uses the personal information you provide, please see our Privacy Notice . ​ USER OBLIGATION You are responsible for your use of the site, for any content you post to the site, and for any consequences thereof. The content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the Services and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms. ​ Any information or data, including personal data, you transmit or post on this site will be regarded as non-confidential. Subject always to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and our Privacy Notice, this information may be used by SDSG for any purpose including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure to third parties, broadcasting, transmission, posting or otherwise at SDSG’s absolute discretion. By posting or transmitting any information or data to this site, you hereby agree that SDSG shall have a perpetual, irrevocable royalty-free licence to use all such data in this way throughout the world. ​ For details of how SDSG uses the personal information you provide, please see our Privacy Notice . If you do not agree to such use of data and personal data, you must not use this site or register as a member. By accessing, using and/or downloading materials from this site, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity and person on whose behalf you act to abide by the Terms of Use set forth below. ​ SDSG reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these terms on accessing the site. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use as modified. ​ Regular physical activity is fun, healthy and growing amounts of people are becoming more active every day. Although being active is very safe for most of us, if you have any concerns about a medical condition which may affect you exercising safely, please gain advice from your doctor and follow it prior to undertaking exercise. ​ Information provided by SDSG is limited to advice on swimming and a healthy lifestyle and is not intended to contradict or replace medical advice. Any person who has recently received or is currently receiving any medical treatment should consult their Doctor for medical clearance. ​ PRODUCTS All products and services mentioned in this site are subject to availability and are available at the sole discretion of SDSG. Furthermore, all references to products and services on the site are intended to apply only in the United Kingdom. ​ SOFTWARE From time to time certain software which is the protected work of SDSG or its suppliers may be made available to download from this site. You are licensed to use the software on a non-exclusive basis only for the purposes for which it is indicated. You may not use the software for any other purpose and may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise deal with the software. ​ THIRD PARTY SITES AND LINKS SDSG’s website contains links to other websites. These links are for your convenience only and SDSG is not responsible for the content of any third party websites linked to this website, and does not endorse or approve the content of any of these third party websites SDSG is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. SDSG does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites or material (including payment for and delivery of such products or services). ​ SDSG is not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused by or, in connection with, any content, advertising, products, services or information available on such websites or material. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant third party provider of the service. ​ Links to this site are permitted, provided that they are to the home page only and do not damage our reputation in any way and are otherwise fair and legal. SDSG disclaims all legal liability for any consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) arising from links made to this site. No link should suggest any form of association or approval where none exists. ​ Links do not imply that SDSG endorses, is affiliated to or associated with any linked site, or is legally authorised to use any content displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any proprietary right of SDSG or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. ​ ACCEPTABLE USE The use of this site is only for lawful purposes, in a manner which does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is defamatory, obscene or offensive or which may harass, cause distress or inconvenience to any person or interrupt the normal flow of dialogue within this site. SDSG shall have absolute discretion in determining whether any particular conduct or content is prohibited under the Terms of Use. ​ You warrant that your use of the site will comply with our Terms of Use and you agree to indemnify us for any loss suffered by us as a result of your breaching the Terms of Use. ​ You must not knowingly or recklessly introduce to our site any viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any similar material which is malicious or technologically harmful. We will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of any viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any similar material or by any denial of service attacks. ​ When registering you are provided with a booking password code, you must treat that information as strictly confidential and not disclose it to any third party. We reserve the right to disable your booking password code if we believe that you have breached any of the Terms of Use. We reserve the right to restrict access to some or all parts of our site to registered users. We reserve the right to vary the content and services available from the site. Contracts for the supply of goods and services concluded through our site are governed by our Terms of Sale. All products and services mentioned in this site are subject to availability and are available at the sole discretion of SDSG. ​ DISCLAIMER While we make every effort to keep up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be: ​ current secure accurate complete free from bugs or viruses ​ We do not publish advice on . You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content. ​ We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using . This includes: ​ any direct, indirect or consequential losses any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise the use of and any websites that are linked to or from it the inability to use and any websites that are linked to or from it ​ This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen. This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your: ​ income or revenue salary, benefits or other payments business profits or contracts opportunity anticipated savings data goodwill or reputation tangible property intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system wasted management or office time ​ We may still be liable for: ​ death or personal injury arising from our negligence fraudulent misrepresentation any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law ​ INDEMNITY You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified SDSG from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your breach of these Terms of Us ​ ​ ​ ​ Close

  • | Accessible Swimming

    VOLUNTEER COMMITMENTS CaVCA VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CHARTER Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG) commits to the principles of good practice in this Charter and aspires to incorporate them into our volunteering practice ​ Equality and Diversity - Volunteering is open to all and volunteers are treated with fairness​ ​ Expenses - Travel to external events and any other agreed out of pocket expenses are reimbursed Organisational Involvement - Volunteers are introduced to and integrated in the work and ethos of the organisation ​ Personal Development - Identified needs are met by relevant training and development opportunities ​ Recruitment Process - Recruitment procedures are fair, efficient and consistent Resolving Difficulties - Volunteers are aware of how to raise a concern and how it will be handled Reward and Recognition - The organisation expresses its appreciation of the volunteers’ contributions Safe Environment - The physical and emotional risks of volunteering are identified, minimized and covered by adequate insurance ​​ Support - A named supervisor ensures ongoing support appropriate to need ​ ​ Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) ​ ​ DISABILITY ACTION ALLIANCE VOLUNTEER CHARTER The Disability Action Alliance is a cross sector network of organisations committed to making a difference to the lives of disabled people. ​ ​ VISION A society in which the contribution of disabled people as volunteers is valued and volunteering opportunities are widely available on an equal and accessible basis. AIM To increase the number, value and accessibility of opportunities for disabled people to volunteer their time, skills and experience. CORE PRINCIPLES As an organisation SDSG will: Provide opportunities for disabled people to volunteer Promote the value of volunteering to disabled people as a positive experience Set out and agree a structure for each volunteering opportunity Provide a named point of contact Provide appropriate support, make reasonable adjustments and reimburse reasonable expenses Undertake regular reviews to support personal development Provide a reference wherever appropriate. ​ In return we expect our volunteers to: Embrace the values of our organisation Be responsible and professional Provide a full commitment Be open about what they want from the volunteering role and their support needs. Pledge: 15/05/2016 ​ Close

  • Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    ​ BOOKING NOW OPEN ONLINE Child goes FREE with each full paying adult in small pool while funding lasts Welcome to SDSG Accessible swimming for people of all ages with a disability, their families and also anyone aged 50+ JOIN NOW RENEW MEMBERSHIP BOOK ONLINE Hydro-Rehab & Fitness With Claire Edwards Join our fitness & exercise based activities run by a qualified Fitness & Aquafit Instructor, combining general swimming and exercise to improve movement and mobility. ​ Our aquatic activities compliment other exercise and fitness programmes. For those in chronic pain, the water's buoyancy supports the body's weight, reducing stress on the joints and minimising pain. Exercising in the water also increases circulation and improves range of motion. The water's resistance also helps build muscle strength and flexibility. All Age Aqua-Sensory Which can include fluid movements, relaxation, music, singing, signing and discovery play. There are activities for children, adults and the whole family. ​ We have installed state of the art visual and audio equipment and have a team of dedicated volunteers and qualified Swim Teachers, many of whom have undertaken further professional development in water therapy and sensory play. ​ SDSG is affiliated to the Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy. Reserve a Spot Learn More Reserve a Spot General Swimming Are you looking for a general swim and a chat with fellow members, then look no further! ​ We have various floats and specialist equipment on hand to make your swim extra special. Become a Member Equipment Page NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme The scheme is points based and is extremely flexible to accommodate a vast array of disabilities. ​ Everyone can learn a life skill! ​ NASCH Affiliation and Registration No: 924 Reserve a Spot More Information Timing and Stroke Development Awards Are you looking to improve your swimming technique or wish to complete that width or length a bit faster? ​ Our volunteers are on hand to time you, we also have qualified Swim Teachers available to provide advice and guidance. For adults and children of all abilities. Book Now More Information Special Olympics Members with an intellectual disability* have the opportunity to continue their development through Special Olympics (SO) GB. We currently have a team of six Special Olympic Athletes who travel the region to compete in competitions and events. ​ Registered club with Special Olympics GB EMAIL US Visit SO Website VIEW SO VIDEO Water Safety Awards With around 48 percent of children in England, leaving primary school (Key Stage 2) unable to swim, we want to ensure that children with a disability (and their siblings) have the opportunity to keep themselves safe in and around water. ​ Swimming isn't just about being able to have fun in the water with family and friends (although it is and you should!). Its about knowing what to do if someone gets into trouble. Or if a strong current takes your friend away from the edge. Or if you fall in when running by a river or a canal. ​ Our swim teachers are there to support you in your learning and assesses you against the award scheme. ​ SDSG is committed to The Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter. ​ Supported by Springhead School, Woodlands School and number of SEN Departments in local mainstream schools. Email Us More Information ** NOW ON ** Parent & Child Aqua-sensory We’ve teamed up with The Scarborough District Children & Young People’s fund to offer activities which promote good mental health & wellbeing. ​ Our swim teachers and volunteers will be on hand organising games and activities. ​ It is also FREE ENTRY Learn More Over 50 S wimming Swimming in any form is great exercise. Not only is it a whole-body workout, but thanks to the extra resistance of water, you’re building strength and boosting your cardio fitness at the same time. The buoyancy offered by the water means you’re less likely to hurt yourself and makes it ideal if you’re recovering from injury or returning to exercise after a long lay-off. ​ These sessions are also a great opportunity to meet up with friends, socialise and get active together. Not only does this make them great for your physical wellbeing, but your mental health as well. Join Us Accessible Facilities Ample disabled parking, two accessible changing rooms with shower changing beds, open plan village changing cubicles, Pool Pod Platform. Plus lots lots more. Out of gallery Find Out More Good Boost Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology. ​ SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. ​ Learn More Synergy Dance® Outreach We’ve teamed up with specialist fitness provider, Synergy Active Online, to bring you unrivalled FREE workouts from a host of top instructors. These fully inclusive classes are suitable for a range of disabilities and health conditions, to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing. ​ Including online: yoga, meditation and dance programmes for children, teens, adults and seniors. ​ Helping you stay active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

  • COVID-19 | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    COVID-19 Information ​ Thank you all for your continued support ​ GENERAL COVID SECURE MEASURES WE ARE UNDERTAKING, INCLUDE: ​ The latest government guidance can be found here and should be adhered to. ​ Whilst the Government has removed the legal requirement to wear face coverings from January 2022, the government “suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet". ​ Inline with Swim England Guidance, online booking will continue to enable us to manage swim numbers in reception, changing room and in the water. Please be aware your booking may be moved/altered/cancelled inline with business need ​ Activity times will continue to be staggered, so activities will be starting and finishing at different times ​ ​ We ask that anyone feeling ill or showing signs of any symptoms does not attend the centre and follow NHS guidance​​ ​ ​ We ask that you arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your booked activity start time unless agreed in advance ​ ​ Use the hand sanitiser provided before and after your session/activity ​ All member communication can be done through this website to avoid interaction, but where this may be unavoidable, the venue have installed protective ‘sneeze screens’​ ​ All pool users should respect other users and their space, being mindful that some people may not be as comfortable with the lifting of restrictions as other people ​ We no longer advise that you arrive swim ready. Changing rooms will be open for those that want to use them. ​ ​ If a swim session is cancelled due to COVID-19, notification of this will be posted on our Facebook page ( and you will be sent an email from our booking system ( Please check regularly. ​​ Swim England Guidance Member Documents: Venue Assessment.pdf Return to Swim Declaration.pdf Health Survey.pdf Returning to Exercise.pdf Venue Poster.pdf SE: Swimmer Guide You will be asked to confirm you have read and understood the above documents when booking SDSG swim sessions. Become a Member Book Now Volunteer Documents: The documents and videos below are for information, guidance is changing all the time: Wearing & Removing PPE.pdf SDSG: Privacy Notice - LFT Latteral Flow Tests.pdf Workplace COVID-19 Testing Unique Organisation Number: 50670173 Swim England: Return to Swim GOV: Guide GOV: Workplace Guide GOV: Cleaning NHS: COVID Guide GOV: PPE Guidance GOV: Sport Guide

  • | Accessible Swimming

    ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT Our site ​ This accessibility statement applies to . The site is run by Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group. We seek to ensure that our digital services are accessible to people with disabilities, and accordingly we have invested in the website’s ease of use for people with disabilities, to the full extent possible, in the belief that every person deserves the right to a life of equality, respect, comfort, and independence. This website utilises Equal Web Digital Accessible plug-in, this means you should be able to: ​  Option for keyboard-based navigation  listen to most of the website using a screen reader, including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver Enlargement of the font on the website to 4 levels of magnification  Immobilization of moving elements, and stoppage of blinking  Altered color contrast against dark background  Altered color contrast against light background  Adaptation for color-blind users  Change of font for better readability  Enlarged cursor, and change of color to black or white  Enlargement of display to ~200%  Emphasizing links on the website  Emphasizing headings on the website  Presentation of alt text to graphics ​ We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. ​ AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability . ​ ​ Translating our website into other languages Popular web browsers include the option to translate web pages by default when they detect that the website language is different to the language installed on the computer, tablet or smartphone. When browsers do not offer to automatically translate, plug-ins are often available to help you do this. ​ Google Chrome should offer to translate pages automatically. Internet Explorer can translate pages with the Google toolbar extension. Edge can translate pages with an extension from the Microsoft store . Safari on MacOS can translate pages with an extension available on the Safari extensions website . Safari on iOS can translate pages with an extension from the App store . Firefox can translate pages with various extensions . ​ ​ ​ Readability Reading Age of website: 10 years age ​ This means the average 10 year old should be able to read, understand and navigate . This result was based on the following: ​ Readability Indices Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease: 65 (score) 15 (age) Flesch Kincaid Grade Level: 5.3 (score) 10 (age) Gunning Fog Score: 5.7 (score) 10 (age) Coleman Liau Index: 13 (score) 17 (age) Smog Index: 5.2 (score) 10 (age) Automated Readability In dex 3.9 (score) 8 (age) ​ Text Stats Number of sentences: 150 Number of words: 688 Number of complex words: 108 Percentage of complex words: 15.72% ​ ​ How accessible this website is We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example: ​ you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text some of our online services are hosted by third-party suppliers and you may find navigating these services difficult depending on their level of web accessibility on some pages, the same text has been used for links to different URLs ​ SDSG aims to correct and resolve these in the future. ​ ​ Reporting accessibility problems with this website If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us . ​ ​ Preparation of this accessibility statement This statement was prepared on 20 December 2020. It was last renewed on 23 September 2020. ​ This website was last tested on 19 December 2020 by Sitemorse . They provide automated testing of websites to highlight usability and accessibility issues. All pages and PDF documents within the website were tested. ​ ​ ​ Close

  • Legacy | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    LEAVE A GIFT THAT WILL KEEP US SWIMMING Why leave a gift to Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG)? We are lucky enough to receive the continued custom of our many loyal Members also parents and grandparents who wish children to learn to swim. Your gift to SDSG, however small, can make a real difference. Our efficient operation, with volunteer help, helps us covers our costs, but we rely on donations to develop and grow the charity, as well as, enhance and improve our pool facilities for future generations. ​ Accessible provision is improving and developing all the time. There are also benefits to your family directly as giving a legacy gift in your will also help to reduce inheritance tax. ​ There are several ways in which you can leave a legacy gift to SDSG: ​ ​ Leave a Residuary Gift | A residuary gift (i.e. a percentage of your estate) will help make the biggest difference to our Charity, as it will keep up with inflation and retain its value better than a fixed sum of money. ​ ​ Leave a Codicil | If you would like to add a gift to Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group to an existing will, you can do so easily by using a codicil. A codicil is a document which amends (eg alters or adds to) a will. If you have made more than one will, it is important that your codicil relates to your most recent will. We completely understand that leaving any gift in your will is a very important decision ​ Your Solicitor will be able to guide you. ​ Gifts such as these make a lasting impact on Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group. We are a small charity with a big presence in the Borough of Scarborough among the disabled community. By remembering us in your will, we can guarantee it will make the ultimate difference keeping those with a disability (and those 50+) active, teaching future generations to swim and inspiring everyone no matter their age or infirmity to get stay active. ​ Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group is Registered Charity 1125170. ​ If you have any questions or would like to set a legacy gift in your will, please contact . Guidance

  • BUSINESS SUPPORT | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    BUSINESS SUPPORT Are you a local businesses owner or a fundraising group? Can you help us? Support Did you know 1 in 5 people in England and Wales have a disability? The Borough of Scarborough has one of the highest concentration of people with a disability in England and it is the most deprived area in North Yorkshire*. ​ We believe everyone should be able to learn to swim and enjoy the life long benefits of swimming, but we can't do this alone. We rely on the support of local businesses, voluntary organisations and support groups to develop and sustain our work. How Corporate social responsibility is all about organisations playing their responsible part in society and giving back to society, and a big part of that is fundraising and supporting worthy causes. ​ May this be: ​ Offering your services or products free of charge to the charity (pro-bono) or at a reduced rate. ​ Promoting SDSG on your premises, may that be a banner outside, including the charities logo on your newsletters/promotional material or displaying our posters inside. ​ Displaying SDSG's charity donation tubs by your tills. ​ Donating stationary to SDSG, eg reams of paper, toner cartridges, note pads, pens or clipboards. ​ Allowing your staff to volunteer for the charity in work time. ​ Share our social media posts. ​ Enable your customers to donate to SDSG in person or via your website. ​ Referring your clients / customers to SDSG. ​ Putting your staff on disability awareness courses. ​ Sponsoring an event, a number of swim sessions or piece of equipment at SDSG. ​ Offering room hire free of charge for SDSG meetings, events or training. ​ Fundraising for SDSG. Eg bring a pound to work day. ​ ​ Every little helps! CONTACT US Investors in Community Page