Our Disabled Swimming Club relies on VOLUNTEER HELPERS
All new helpers must complete our standard information form and agree to our Club Protection Officer carrying out a "disclosure" check with the Criminal Records Bureau.
The main area of help is required in the water, typically either supporting non-swimmers in the shallow end or swimming lengths with disabled members who are able to swim reasonably well but need occasional support, particularly in the congested areas at each end of the pool.
Not all members require help in the water and part of your time may be spent on the pool side operating the hoist, helping people in and out of the water or watching the pool. (Motcombe provide a lifeguard so, as a Club helper, special life saving knowledge is not expected of you.)
Training will initially be given by one of our Instructors. Where practicable we use the Halliwick swimming therapy method and outside training courses as well as books, DVDs and leaflets are available.
Come along to
Motcombe Pool one Sunday afternoon, go through the double doors to the poolside,
ask for Bob or Rowena and see what we do.