At the Leamington Dolphins, we welcome children of all ages, with any type of disability to come along and learn to swim in a safe and friendly environment along with their parents and siblings – without running the risk of being ridiculed or laughed at for being "different" … and yes, sadly, this does still go on today. Many of our children have been refused membership at "normal" swimming clubs as they don't fit the mould!
At the moment, we have 30 families, some having 2 or more children with disabilities including Down Syndrome, Soto's Syndrome, CMT, Scoliosis, MD …and the list goes on! Some of their stories are heartbreaking – but they are all absolutely amazing children!!! Some will never "achieve" what is expected of "normal" children – so we do our best to make sure that they receive certificates, badges and trophies to mark all their achievements – no matter how small or seemingly insignificant to others. We rely on volunteers to help keep the club afloat!