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Dolphin Special Needs Swim Club

Dolphin swim club for special needs is open Term time only. Please get in touch with the committee 


The Dolphins Swim Club is for children and young people with Special educational needs and disabilities.

The session takes place at the Latchmere Leisure Centre on Friday evenings, and is for children and young people aged 5 years +

The club runs:

  • sessions for non-swimmers in the training pool; and
  • advanced sessions in the main pool.

All club members may attend swimming galas throughout the year to compete against swimmers of similar ability from other boroughs.

Who to contact


We are a voluntary community group. The committee volunteer their time to ensure the smooth running of this club. If you would like to donate towards our club or support us in anyway then please do get in touch with us.

Where to go

Latchmere Leisure Centre
Burns Road
SW11 5AD
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For the training pool sessions Dolphin do ask parents to join their young people in the pool. This is because they are the younger attendees and some are non verbal and it helps the young people have a positive experience with the water. Some after a few weeks won't need their carer anymore but some need assistance from their carer for more time. This is reviewed with the swim teachers often. Plus swimming with your child is a great experience. Carers in the pool do need to be atleast 14 years and over and can be a sibling.  

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Fridays: Training pool session one 6:30pm - 7:15pm Training pool session two 7:15pm - 8pm (beginners) + Main pool session 7pm - 8pm
Time of day
Session Information
Please see the newsletter under 'Downloads' for term dates


£20 per half term. These are to be paid in advance.


Referral Details

There is currently a waiting list. Please register your interest with Dolphin Swim Club to be placed onto the waiting list by filling in the online form under 'Related links'.

When you get to the top of the waiting list families are contacted to go for a taster session. At these sessions it will be assessed if the needs of the individual can be met and what pool is right for them. Diagnosis in children vary and some may need more support then others so this is why its best for to be assessed.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you:

  • Can refer yourself or your child
  • Please contact the committee before attending for the first time.

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Last updated: 15 Aug 2022