This article appeared in June 2014 when we celebrated National Volunteer's Week

 

He'res an article from July 2013, in recognition of our recent Swim21 re-accreditation and awards night:

 

Our club is about more than just swimming lessons. Members and their supporters are welcomed into a community that celebrates the spirit of friendship and camaraderie.  We learn together, we train together and we play together.

It's always different but in the past we've had Christmas parties, summer barbecues, barn dances, magicians, big screen games, fancy dress parties and family trips. There is something for everyone throughout the year whether it be a theme park trip or watching your favourite teacher making a fool of themselves on the karaoke.

Some of the events are open to only our members (the swimmers), but most are open to the whole family. Check back here often for information on upcoming events. 

 

      

 

 

We are affiliated to the North East Region of Swim England, the English National Governing Body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and synchronised swimming. We're part of the Northumberland & Durham Swimming Association. We're also an affiliated member of the Royal Life Saving Society.

                      

 

The club's current RLSS membership certificate can be viewed here (PDF viewer required, e.g. Adobe Reader).

 

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The Club is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of their activity, regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or political persuasion.

The Club will ensure that equity as stated in the club rules is incorporated in all aspects of it's activities and also recognises and adopts the Sport England definition of Sports Equity:

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic status.

The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

The Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the club disciplinary procedures.

Volunteers from the club have attended various sports equity courses, and have reviewed the club's operating procedures and equity policy accordingly.