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  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    SPECIAL OLYMPICS WHAT IS ON OFFER? 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. ​ SO have created the video below to showcase its work. ​ To find out more please contact Nicky or pop along to one of our swim sessions. Contact Us Introduction to Special Olympics GB Play Video SO Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Close Local Gala Our first ever local gala is on Sunday 6th October 2024. Hosted by SDSG and kindly officiated by Kingfishers Swimming Club, in partnership with Hull SO Swimming Club. ​ Kindly support by Scarborough & Locals Together (SALT), Cllr David Jeffels, The Lottery Community Fund and the many people who continue to donate, to enable the event to be a great success. ​ Event Manager: Nicky: ​ Entry Forms: Janet: ​ Photographer Accreditation Policy in place. ​ Should you wish to attend the gala, please contact your local club to arrange entry. Only registered attendees will be granted entry. ​ VIEW SCARBOROUGH SPORTS VILLAGE VIDEO Volunteers Our training, events and local gala would not happen without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. May they be part of SDSG, Kingfishers Swimming Club or Hull SO Swimming Club. ​ Volunteer guidance: ​ Coaching Divisioning Safeguarding Competitions Photos & pictures ​ These guides can be found on SDSG's Volunteer Hub or the SO website, link below. VOLUNTEER INFO SO COACH GUIDES Return - Home Page Return - Top of page

  • 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

  • Goodboost | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Good Boost Evidence-based aqua therapy that reduces pain and improves mobility What is on offer at SDSG? SDSG has purchased a specialist waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost, gained access to their state of the art exercise app, Good Boost Hydro App. ​ The tablet and app is available during SDSG swim sessions and SDSG volunteers are there to help and support you as Good Boost facilitators. ​ Good Boost Hydro App The Good Boost hydro app, using its world-leading AI software, delivers rehabilitation programmes for groups and individuals. The programmes are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. The aquatic exercises typically last between 20-60 minutes and can be adapted and personalised based on your preference. ​ Good Boost Video Good Boost Overview 2020 Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Additional information Good Boost's App is supported by many organisations including: ​ Swim England London Sport Awards Microsoft for Startups SBRI Health Care NRAS - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Oxford Brookes University ​ ​ Good Boost has also been audited by Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP) and is an Orcha approved medical app in the bone/joint/muscle category. ​ Good Boost is also a Class 1 Medical Device registered with the Medicines and Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) (Reference number 8727 under device category of Biomechanical function analysis/rehabilitation software.) ​ Good Boost’s exercise recommendation system is informed by published clinical research and clinical guidelines. For more information, please view the report by clicking here . ​ ​ Become a SDSG member Good Boost Website

  • Projects

    Tactile Flower Toys We have a set of tactile flower and animal sensory toys < Previous Piece of Equipment Next Piece of Equipment >

  • FEEDBACK | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    FEEDBACK PAGE We'd Love To Know What You Think, This Is Your Swimming Group! Rate Us Don’t love it Not great Good Great Love it Rate Us We'd Love To Know What You Think First Name Last Name How is our website? Poor Fair Good Very good Excellent How is our website? How did you find online booking? Poor Fair Good Very good Excellent How did you find online booking? How was the activity/session? Poor Fair Good Very good Excellent How was the activity/session? How are our Volunteers? Poor Fair Good Very good Excellent How are our Volunteers? Does your feedback relate to a specific activity / session / event? I agree to SDSG's terms & conditions View here. Send Feedback Thanks for your feedback! Venue General Enquiry General Enquiry If you have feedback or a query about the venue please contact Everyone Active Feedback Feedback Main Home Page

  • NOTICEBOARD| Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    ACCESSIBLE SPORTS NOTICEBOARD PURPOSE SDSG secured external funding to install a digital noticeboard at Scarborough Sports Village. ​ The noticeboard promotes accessible sports provision provided by member groups of Scarborough & District Inclusive Sports. Including NHS Exercise Referral, Escape Pain Courses and Social Prescriptions. ​ The noticeboard will be seen by 100s of people each year and will hopefully lead to more people partaking in regular exercise. Links Scarborough & District Inclusive Sports Active Yorkshire Coast

  • NEWS | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

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

    THE BIG SWIM 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 . Sponsors can also make a donation online. Please contact us for more information - thank you! Download A Form Donate Online

  • MYJUKES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    My Jukes Headsets Hearing in the pool like never before! Introduction SDSG are pleased to have purchased a set of My Juke in water headsets to enable swim teachers and instructors to communicate better with our swimmers. ​ The swimming pool can be a noisy place with many swim activities taking places at the same time, w hich can hinder communication, particularly, for those with a hearing impairment or learning difficulty. Benefits of Jukes for a Swimmer Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Accessibility My Duke Headsets are ideal for: ​ Those with a hearing impairment Those with or without a hearing-aid Those with a learning disability who would benefit from direct communication with the teacher. What is good: ​ For swimmers Listen to your swim teacher while in the pool IPX-8 Waterproof over 3ft for 30mins, or deeper for short periods Bone conduction, keeping ears clear Volume control to improve non-water audio clarity Lightweight Suitable for senior teenage and adult head sizes (Medium or above helmet fit) ​ For swim teachers Speak to swimmers, play music or stroke beeps to them Real-time feedback to improve talent in the pool Crystal clear audio up to 150m indoor, and 750m outdoor Works with 121 classes, as well as large groups 7 swim teacher managing their own lesson/activity live at the same time Magnetic charging with a fully sealed headset How do you put on a headset? How to fit a Jukes headset over a swim cap correctly Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied How are they used at SDSG The head sets are available to use in any of swim activities, may that be in one to one situations or as part of a group activity, such as Aqua-fit or the NASCH Award Scheme. ​ However, please be aware they are subject to availability and we only have two poolside swim teacher microphones. ​ ​ Should you have any further questions please contact us using the from below. ​ ​ Thank you ​ Huge impact for a deaf swimmer Wow, wow, wow! Tracy Attrill on Oct 23, 2019 ​ This product is absolutely amazing, my son is profoundly deaf and has been training 3 years with no access to language, the only way he has ever been able to have feedback is for him to come out of the pool, dry his ears, put his hearing aids in and have a conversation with his coach. The my jukes headset means that he now has instant feedback from his coach and can hear exact instructions without having to look around to see what others are doing. You can see his stroke/technique/drill instantly improve as his coach is speaking to him - it’s amazing to watch! I sat poolside with a mixture of emotions one minute excited, happy and buzzing and the next wanting to cry happy tears, watching my boy being about to communicate with his coach. The coach LOVES the headset and makes full use of it in other sessions when my son isn’t training and wants to purchase more for the club. To say the club is buzzing, I’m buzzing and my sons buzzing from having this is a total understatement. Thank you, thank you, thank you my jukes 😊😊😊 ​ ​ ​

  • EMPLOYABILITY | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Volunteer Placement for Young People with a Disability or Difficulty MAIN POINTS: Our Aim ​ To support young people aged 18 - 25 (Special Educational Needs or Disability - SEND) to develop confidence and awareness of the different roles in community sports clubs, with a particular focus on swimming and developing lifeskills. ​ It is predominantly aimed at those with a mild to moderate learning difficulty or autism. However, we welcome applications from anyone with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) who would benefit from partaking in this project. ​ Organiser ​ Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group in partnership with Disability Sport Yorkshire and North Yorkshire Sport. ​ ​ Venue Scarborough Sports Village, Ashburn Road, Off Valley Road, Scarborough YO11 2JW. ​ Time ​ Fortnightly, Saturday Evenings, 5:00 – 8:00pm, with ad hoc work to do at home. ​ ​ Employability Poster Commitment Training: You will work towards completing the STA Aquatic Helper Award. This award involves completing a work booklet, assisting our swim teachers; and learning about the role of an aquatic helper and the wider leisure sector. ​ Existing skills/ability: You will have the skills and ability to follow instructions, retain information and work at or just below level 1 NQF. ​ With support, you will be able to research topics online and use email. ​ Time Commitment: Up to 10 fortnightly swim sessions on a Saturday evening 5:00 - 8:00pm (we aim for: 1 hour classroom based, 45 mins in the water and 45 mins poolside) Signup Come and see us during one of our fortnightly swim sessions. Just pop along. If you are ready to register your interest, please complete and return the application form below by email to (completed, signed and photographed). ​ Please provide as much information as possible on your application, including if you are, or have attended the Personalised Learning College or any such programme. ​ ​ Paper registration forms can be posted to you upon request. ​ Click the Word or PDF icon below to download an application form: ​ Our Volunteers & Job Coach We have a wide range of experience and specialisms including : ​ Qualified Swim Teachers. ​ Lifeguards. ​ Undertaken Halliwick Water Therapy training. ​ NASCH Swim Teachers. ​ Have an Award in Education & Training. ​ Undertaken training in Information, Advice & Guidance. ​ Undertaken the CACHE Childcare & Education / Early Years Education & Care Qualification ​ Basic Makaton. ​ Experienced Sports Coaches (adults). ​ Have undertaken training in working with people with special educational needs or disability. ​ Professional backgrounds in teaching in schools, colleges and community settings; hospitality; catering; retail; specialist autism support; remedial therapy, social care; finance: transformation, project management; administration and IT. ​ ​ Contact Us Project Lead/Placement Coach: Claire Edwards ​ Email: Disability Sport Yorkshire Note: this program and its application criteria may be changed or withdrawn without notice at any time. SDSG also reserves the right to use discretion.

  • FACILITIES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    The Facilities Scarborough Sports Village is a state of the art Olympic Games legacy community pool. The pool we have today has developed over time to incorporate many reasonable adjustments, with the aim to remove or reduce a disadvantage related to disability or a health condition, so as many people as possible can access the facility and the benefits of sports and physical exercise. 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. The Pool 25 meter 8 lane main pool Learner pool State of the art water and air management system Pool View Iris above and in water pool safety system, helping lifeguards to detect and prevent drowning 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) 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. ​ Although most of the chairs are in prominent locations, some are located in quiet areas to support those who need space or lower noise levels. 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. My Jukes Headsets Waterproof headsets to improve hearing and direct communication between swimmer and swim teacher. ​ ​ To find out more visit our dedicated My Jukes webpage ​ 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 ​ Dual Use Changing Rooms Inline with Sport England Guidance, the following changing areas are dual use with extra deep seating and grab rails: ​ Family changing rooms School changing rooms Various individual changing rooms with different styles of seating ​ This is to enable those who don't require use of a changing places disabled changing room but have additional needs fulfilled by the extra deep seating, a larger changing area or grab rails, be able to use the adapted standard cubicles with their friends and family. ​ ​ Grabrails Through working in partnership with Everyone Active and Scarborough Borough Council, Scarborough Sports Village now has a range of grab rails throughout the changing room should you need them. Pool Pod Platform The platform is located by the main pool Can be used by wheelchair users as well as those who struggle with the pool steps and can stand One active wheelchair Two fully adjustable Tilt Wheelchairs (which were funded through SDSG at a cost of £4k each) 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 Gradual Steps Both pools With handrails Identified step edges Main Home Page Next Page

  • Projects

    SDSG Equipment We are fortunate to have a wide range of extra equipment and toys to use during SDSG sessions and activities, thanks to our external funders and supporters. Weighted Hoops There is a small set of weight hoops for the more adventurous. Watering Toys Various watering cans and buckets to play with. Water Polo To help develop teamwork we have a set of floating goals so we can organise various games, including water polo. Various Sinking Toys We have various sinking toys to aid development and provide hours of fun. Tactile Flower Toys We have a set of tactile flower and animal sensory toys Swim Pixs - Story Board & Strokes Kit A perfect tool for any swimming lesson, SwimPix were developed with additional needs in mind. SwimPix are designed to give a clear picture of a swimming skill or stroke being demonstrated by the teacher. The clarity of the cards make them accessible for non-English speakers and those with hearing difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD, visual and kinaesthetic swimmers. They provide a versatile, visual aid for storyboarding your training sessions. Swim Pixs - Communication Kit The Communication Set helps swimmers with communication challenges feel comfortable and safe by supporting them to express how they are feeling without words. A number of our volunteers have also undertaken training in Total Communication and Makaton. Swim Noodles A pool noodle is a cylindrical piece of buoyant polyethylene foam, sometimes hollow. Noodles are used by people of all ages while swimming. Pool noodles are useful when learning to swim, for floating, for rescue reaching, in various forms of water play, and for aquatic exercise. Swim Float Jackets Everyone Active and SDSG have a selection of Swim Float Jackets available for both children and adults to use. Stopwatch We have a set of stopwatches to time your widths and lengths. Can you beat your personal best? Slalom Games We have a large set of weighted seaweed to create interest and an intriguing game. Nuts & Bolts We have a a set of tactile aquatic nuts and bolts. My Jukes Headsets My Jukes Headsts are waterproof and are great for ensuring each swimmer can hear the swim teacher while training or partaking in games and activities. They are particularly beneficial for those with a hearing impairment or learning disability. To learn more visit: Makaton Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech. A number of our volunteers have undertaken training in the use of Makaton signs and symbols. Alongside, SwimPixs to story board activities. Kick Boards We have a number of Kickboards available, which help you to target your legs, isolating them so you can practice your kick stroke, improve your balance, or work on your leg strength. Good Boost Tablet x2 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. Visit our dedicated page for more information: ​ Floatsation Floatsation® is a swimming aid made of a unique matrix of balls giving total support, flexibility and independence in water for people of all abilities, disabled and non-disabled, young and old. SDSG has purchased various pieces, including the Big Citrus bed, Flexi tubes and the mini citrus. To view the manufactures guidance visit: Demonstration Man To help our swim teachers give clear demonstrations of swim positions and transitions. Deep End Boom We can put a thick foam boom across the deep end of the pool to help those who would benefit from something to steady themselves while at the deep end (does not take body weight). Basket Ball Set Our swim teachers regularly organise a group game of basket ball and the equipment is available for familiarisation during the session. Home Page Become a Member Book Now

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