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  • THE BIG SWIM | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    The Big Swim SDSG has an annual sponsored swim event to bring together supporters of SDSG, may they be: family, friends or members of the community, to help raise much needed funds, to ensure anyone with a disability or medical condition can stay active through swimming. Annual Sponsored Swim: Don't worry, if you struggle swimming numerous lengths in a row, why not swim as part of a relay? ​ To keep costs down (unless we are able to secure external funding) swimmers will be offered a lane during one (or more) of our main fortnightly swim sessions in October. ​ A sponsorship form can be dowloaded below, once complete please email it to or upload it below. Sponsors can also make a donation online. Please contact us for more information - thank you! Download A Form Donate Online Submit Sponsorship Form: Upload Completed Form Max File Size 15MB I accept terms & conditions View terms & conditions Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • 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

  • MEMBERSHIP | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    MEMBERSHIP As a membership charity you will need to join before attending one of our swim sessions and activities. Membership Membership is open to anyone aged 50 and over and anyone of any age with a disability. SDSG believes in the holistic approach to support, therefore, each paid up member can bring their family, carer(s) or a friend with them (subject to entry fees), as long as they complete a membership form. ​ Once you have submitted your membership form(s), and paid your membership*, you will be provided with a booking password to enable online bookings. ​ Note: Membership is not confirmed until your first swim session, subject to any additional questions. ​ Cost: To help pay the charity insurance (inc member insurance) and general running costs, each household (or individually if in supported living/care home) pays an annual membership fee, which is due upon joining and in January each year. See downloads for example costs depending on your situation. ​ Annual Membership: £8.00* There are also session/activity entry fees to help pay for pool hire, lifeguards, volunteers and equipment costs. ​ Swim Entry Adult: from £6.00 ​ Swim Entry Child: from £4.00 ​ Once you have returned your membership form(s) you will be emailed a payment link to enable you to pay your annual membership by debit card online. ​ * If you are a tax payer we can claim back the tax paid on your membership fee, an additional 25% through Gift Aid. Please complete a declaration or a Gift Aid Envelop during one of our sessions. Forms: To help keep you safe, every person in the pool must have completed a membership form. ​ Each person with a disability or health condition must complete a Health Membership Form and answer questions about their health. All other swimmers must be listed and have signed a Companion Multi-Carer/Family Form confirming their details. ​ This is an insurance requirement. ​ ​ Downloads: Health Form Companion Multi Carer / Family Form OR + OR Gift Aid Declaration OR Membership Scenario Examples OR Upload your forms: Completed forms can be emailed to or uploaded below: Select File Max File Size 15MB Select File Max File Size 15MB Select File Max File Size 15MB Submit Thanks for submitting! Alternatively, forms can be . posted to us CONTACT US MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL If you are already member, you can renew quickly and easily online, click "NEXT" or "RENEW HERE":

  • EASY FUNDRAISING | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    EASYFUNDRAISING We are a user led membership charity offering swimming opportunities for people with a disability of any age, people aged 50 and over and also their family who live in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey or the surrounding district. What is it? Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group with easyfundraising. ​ There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis,, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. How to signup: ​ 1. Go to and join for free. 2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. 3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group at no extra cost to you whatsoever! ​ It is also possible to set up a "donation reminder" that pops up if you forget to sign into Easyfundraising when purchasing online. You can also raise money if you use "EasySearch" instead of your normal search engine. Just register and save " " as your default search engine. There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you for your support. ​ EASY SEARCH EASY FUNDRAISING

  • VOLUNTEERS | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    VOLUNTEERING We have a dedicated team of over 25 volunteers who deliver our specialist swim sessions, activities and events. ​ There is always more to be done! ​ COMMITMENT: In recognition of the valuable work of volunteers here at SDSG, we have signed up to the for best practice in volunteer management and also made a pledged to the who also have a disability. Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) Volunteer Charter Disability Action Alliance core principles in recruiting and working with volunteers ​ SDSG supports Continuing Professional Development. ​ conditions apply. Safer recruitment ​ SDSG also works in partnership with Coventry University Scarborough Campus and with various voluntary groups to offer volunteer placements, including those that offer The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. ​ Join Us: As a volunteer led charity, SDSG is always on the lookout for new volunteers: may this be to support our Special Olympic Athletes to attend local competitions and events at weekends; assist during our fortnightly swim sessions (in water, poolside or on reception) or to simply carry out administrative tasks between sessions. ​ If you have a few hours to spare and are up for a new challenge, please get in touch! CONTACT US SWIM ENGLAND COVID Downloads: Volunteer Application Registration of Interest Submit Application Online: Completed forms can be emailed to or uploaded below: Submit Select File Max File Size 15MB Thanks for submitting!

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

    SWIM DATES Our sessions follow a fortnightly rhythm on a Saturday evening between 5:30 and 7:00pm. ​ Booking is required to avoid disappointment. If you are not a member yet please sign up via the membership page. 2021 2021 Swim Dates 2021 Swim Poster ​ 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. SIGNUP BOOK NOW

  • SWIMSTROKES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    SWIM STROKES The main four swimming strokes What is on offer at SDSG? Members can work towards the NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme. Alongside, awards in the main four swimming strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and front crawl. The four basic strokes are outlined below, with videos and links to the Swim England website for more information. ​ Speak to a swim teacher during a swim session for more information. ​ Contact Us Part of SDSG's Exercise and Swim Skills Re-engagement Project funded by North Yorkshire Country Council. Breaststroke is the most popular swimming stroke of all. Breaststroke SE: Breaststroke SE: Picture Breakdown (BS) Front Crawl ​ The front crawl (also often called the freestyle stroke) is the fastest of the competitive swimming strokes. ​ SE: Front Crawl SE: Picture Breakdown (FC) Backstroke The backstroke is the only one of the four competitive strokes that is swum on the back. ​ SE: Backstroke SE: Picture Breakdown (BCS) Butterfly The butterfly stroke is the second-fastest swimming stroke and is quite exhausting. SE: Butterfly SE: Picture Breakdown (BUF)

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

    COVID-19 Information GENERAL COVID SECURE MEASURES WE ARE UNDERTAKING, INCLUDE: ​ Activities should be booked online ​ Latest Government COVID measures will apply – Latest updates ​ ​ Should the borough of Scarborough enter tier 3 our activities are limited to disabled swimmers (of all ages) and their carers & children under 18 years of age, in accordance with Government restrictions. To view Sport England's FAQ click here ​ SDSG activities are unable to run in tier 4 ​ We ask that anyone feeling ill or showing signs of any symptoms does not attend the centre and follow NHS guidance ​ Members are encouraged to scan the NHS QR code posters. You will be asked to provide your name and contact details so you can be notified if you have been exposed to the virus ​ When making bookings please adhere to the government legislation on the rule of 6 ​ Customers are encouraged to wear face ​ coverings in our facilities when not taking part in an activity ​ Participants to arrive changed (beach ready) if possible ​ We ask that you arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your booked activity start time unless agreed in advance. If you arrive earlier than 20 minutes, we kindly ask that you wait outside or in your car to avoid congregation in reception and communal areas ​ Ensuring our cleaning measures adhere to Public Health England guidance ​ All activities will have maximum numbers allocated inline with Swim England Guidance ​ Everyone Active have implement a one-way system (where possible) so we can maintain social distancing guidelines in all areas of the centre ​ Hand sanitiser and cleaning materials will be located at various locations around the building for customers to use ​ 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’ ​ We will provide training for all volunteers on our new way of operating, ensuring both volunteer and team safety is always a priority ​ Everyone Active have increased their cleaning of the centre and have reviewed their procedures to ensure they meet the COVID 19 Public Health England COVID 19: Cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance. You will see additional focused cleaning of any shared surfaces and regular antivirus fogging of areas throughout the day ​ Remind both volunteers and members of Government advice through clear notices around the building ​ Anyone that is found to not be adhering to these rules will be asked to leave ​ 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. ​ ​ Swimming: ​Our swim sessions will operate with a reduced bather load split into separate activities. Capacity will be based on Swim England guidance and will be continually reviewed. A household or support bubble can book all availble slots within an activity, if they wish. ​ Activity times will be staggered, so there will be fewer activities starting and finishing at the same time ​ Where possible, we ask swimmers to arrive for their activity beach ready. This will avoid the need to use the changing rooms prior to their session ​ Swim Teachers will be required to teach from the poolside and maintain social distancing from members at all times ​ Parents / carers may be asked to attend activities in the water, this may be for safety reasons or social, eg to help the member to comply with social distancing ​ All activities must be booked online in advance so capacities can be managed and to limit waiting in reception ​ Members will not be able to switch activities during a swim session, this is to limit the mixing of separate groups ​ All equipment will be sanitised in pool water inline with Swim England guidelines prior to and after each use. We request that members do not share equipment. ​ Please help us to keep our pools open and our swimmers safe by maintaining social distancing whilst in the pool ​ Swim Etiquette: Enter and exit the pool as directed ​ Please do not overtake whilst swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching ​ Always attempt to maintain appropriate social distance between yourself and another swimmer ​ Do not make physical contact with other users ​ Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep swimming without stopping. Keep yourself to the edge of the lane allowing others to turn at the wall, turning your head away and allowing others to maintain social distancing measures ​ If you need a longer rest, please exit the pool and use the designated area on poolside ​ If activities are busy we may have to stagger exit to the changing rooms at the end of the activity so please be patient with our volunteers ​ The lifeguards are here for everyone’s safety. If you are asked to adhere to the above guidance, your co-operation would be appreciated ​ Swim England Guidance Everyone Active Guidance Travel: We ask that all our members to consider the safest way to travel to SDSG activities during the Covid-19 pandemic – Government advice is to avoid using public transport where ever possible. Where distances allow, you could make your journey to our centre part of your exercise regime by running, walking or cycling. ​ All booking and payments need to be via our online booking system. ​ Become a Member Book Now

  • FACILITIES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    The Facilities Scarborough Sports Village is a state of the art Olympic Games legacy community pool. Entrance Over 8 accessible parking spaces Main entry doors automatically open and close Bright and airy Accessible reception desk Loop system available Seats with arms Lift to pool changing area ​ Village Changing Room Various cubical sizes and layouts Group changing Family changing Various accessible toilets Baby changing room Various size, level and location of lockers Various grab rails Access to the changing room via accessible electronically opened doors Inline with Sport England, many of the changing room benches are extra deep to accommodate overflow disabled changing ​ Locker Saddles Available from reception to help those with Dementia or a learning disability to identify their locker independently. ​ They can be customised with a photo to aid identification. ​ SDSG secured this equipment from Sport England. Accessible Seating Throughout Scarborough Sports Village SDSG has placed chairs with arms to support users who need to sit down before, during or after their activity. Accessible Doors Throughout Scarborough Sports Village Everyone Active have installed accessible doors to ensure as many people as possible can independently use the facilities. ​ Please do not manually push or pull the doors, this will break them, they should only be operated through the push to open button located at the side of each door. The Pool 25 meter 8 lane main pool Learner pool State of the art water and air management system above and in water pool safety system, helping lifeguards to detect and prevent drowning Pool View Iris The pool itself was previously used in London as a training pool for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics Scarborough Borough Council secured £2.2m in Sport England funding to build the facility A thick lane rope boom can be put across the deep end of the pool to support members (SDSG raised the funds to purchase this equipment) Large Accessible Changing Room Overhead hoist (please ensure it is put back to the charging cradle after use) Member to use their own hoist sling Training is available from Everyone Active Height adjustable bed Transfer board Privacy screen Shower Shower transport chair Toilet and sink Changing places compliant Bed cleaning wipes available from reception Small Accessible Changing Room Electric multi-height shower changing bed , which was purchased by SDSG to improve the accessible provision on offer Toilet, sink and shower Training is available from Everyone Active Transfer board Bed cleaning wipes available from reception Please inform reception if the indicator for "low battery" is showing ​ Pool Pod Platform The is located by the main pool platform Can be used by wheelchair users as well as those who struggle with stairs and can stand One active wheelchair Two fully adjustable (which were funded through SDSG at a cost of £4k each) Tilt Wheelchairs Independent use wrist bands are available for the Pool Pod Platform from reception (training required) ​ Small Pool Hoist Fixed seat Portable For both the main pool and learner pool User Manual Main Home Page Next Page

  • ABOUT | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Welcome to Accessible Swimming We are a user led membership charity offering swimming opportunities for people with a disability of any age, people aged 50 and over and also their family who live in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey or the surrounding district. Objective: “To provide or assist in the provision of facilities and events for recreation, rehabilitation, sport and leisure time occupation, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of facilities and opportunities for swimming, for people with disabilities* and their families, in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving their condition”. ​ ​ ​ Partnerships: We work with many local businesses, groups and charities to improve and develop accessibility and health improvement provision for people with a disability in the Borough of Scarborough. Similarly, we receive new member referrals from Social Services (Disabled Children Service and Adult Services), Occupational Health, our local Home Improvement Agency (White Rose), NHS Specialist Nurses, GP Practices, NYCC Wellbeing Service and our local Youth Services to mention a few. It is amazing what can be achieved through working together! Please contact us to find out more. Swim sessions: Since 1974 SDSG has been providing fortnightly accessible swimming sessions and we have grown to be one of the largest disabled swimming groups in the country. ​ We are a user led charity and our sessions at Scarborough Sports Village are open to anyone aged 50 and over and anyone of any age with a disability, along with their family. BECOME A MEMBER NHS EXERCISE GUIDANCE

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