Project Description

Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers Club

A swimming club for people with a learning disability. The club aims to encourage and train disabled swimmers to compete off island and to organise competitions in Guernsey to attract and host disabled swimming teams from Jersey and the UK.

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For the last three years we have taken about 16 swimmers and around 5 volunteers to a swimming competition in Reading which is held over a Saturday/Sunday in June/July. We fly over on the Friday and return on the Monday. As we take minors and adults, we ‘take over’ a small hotel nearby.

The costs involved are for flights, hire of minibus, hotel accommodation, food, competition expenses, etc. Each swimmer is asked to pay £150 towards the trip but we do not ask for anything from the volunteers as they are kindly giving up their time.

The cost of the whole trip is in the region of £10,000 we are looking for funding for 2018 onwards.

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