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Swindon Dolphin is one of Wiltshire’s most acclaimed sports clubs having been highly commended in the 2013 Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Club/Team of the Year Award in recognition of their continued competition success and growth in membership. Seeking to enable its members to achieve success at county, regional, national and international levels of competitive swimming and water polo, the club provides the highest standard of teaching and coaching and is committed to helping every member reach their maximum potential across a wide range of ages and abilities (including masters and people with disabilities) in addition to promoting positive lifelong, physical and social values, skills and qualities, within a safe and healthy environment.

The club’s structure currently supports swimming sessions spread over 40 pool hours per week as well as a land based programme. This ranges from Swindon Dolphin’s highly acclaimed Learn to Swim programme (offering structured lessons for children aged 4 and above, as per the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming) through to various squads catering for developing swimmers at all levels of competition and others specifically geared towards the needs of Seniors and Masters.

Formed in 1952, the Club’s membership is made up of approximately 400 swimmers and over 50 non swimming helpers and officials.

To provide the best possible calibre of coaching, the Club retains a full time Chief Coach, Louise Clayton, in addition to ASA Coach, Tessa Farr and a team of ASA Swimming Teachers. Every year Dolphin competes at the ASA Wiltshire County Championships, the South West Regional Championships and the National Championships while the Water Polo squad takes part in the Bristol & West and National Leagues.

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