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Sovereign Swimming Club for Disabled People, UK Registered Charity.

Introducing the Sovereign Disabled Swimming Club
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Swimming for Disabled People at Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne

The Club's hoist at Motcombe Pool.
Our pool side hoist with removable shower chairs (shown above) and the level access showers (below).


  • Comfortable water temperature of about 31C.
  • A hoist so that disabled people can get in and out of the water safely.
  • A small team of volunteer helpers to assist you in the water - swimming with the proficient, teaching non-swimmers to swim or just providing confidence and helping you exercise.
  • As much independence as possible to enjoy and benefit from swimming.

The level access showers adjacent to the communal changing area.


  • On Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm.


  • The membership fee for 2016/17 is 25. There are no other session fees and, within reason, you are free to swim for as long or short a time as you want.
  • We require our standard membership form to be completed.
  • We also ask for a doctor's letter confirming you are fit to take part in water activities and will carry out a brief risk assessment the first time you come.

Shallow end showing alternative steps, pool side shower and disabled toilet.
Sloping steps provide alternative access to the shallow end.


  • Level access showers.
  • Communal changing area with space for wheel chairs in addition to separate Ladies and Gents changing areas.
  • Detachable chairs on the hoist for easy transfer between the pool side, showers or changing areas.
  • Disabled toilet.
  • Various social and fundraising events are held throughout the year.

For some the Club provides independence where they can swim on their own. For others, it is somewhere they can exercise with their family or friends, while many others are able to take advantage of the help and support offered by our team of volunteers.

The Club is affiliated to the Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy and to NASCH, a National Association of Swimming Clubs for the Disabled. We are also members of 3VA.

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Swimming at Motcombe Pool, in the Old Town area of Eastbourne, every Sunday afternoon with the Sovereign Swimming Club for Disabled People.

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