Volunteers at the Upside Down Swimming Club

The Upside Down SC was set up in 1987 to provide swimming facilities for physically disabled youngsters.  It is a Club funded by subscription and donation.

To achieve its ends – to serve our local community by offering a valuable source of instruction in swimming and to help develop a sense of worth, thereby increasing self-confidence among our members – we depend on the generosity of our VOLUNTEERS.

The Club provides an opportunity to a large number of local teenagers who have volunteered over the years to get involved in a community project, giving them the chance to help less advantaged youngsters while learning valuable life skills, such as communication and team working.  Many of our VOLUNTEERS come to us to fulfil the requirements of a Duke of Edinburgh Award, and,  having completed the statutory period and become ‘swim buddies’ with members, decide to stay with us.  Siblings of members swell the ranks of our VOLUNTEERS, and we are also very happy to welcome more mature helpers to the Team.

The Club also has a social side and VOLUNTEERS are invited to join us in less watery activities!

Requirements:   Commitment to attend as regularly as possible, good swimming skills, and a desire to bring out the best in our members – in the water and out. 


  • To comply with our Public Liability Insurance those aged 16 years and above will need to supply a current Enhanced DBS certificate. 
  • Attendance at a SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop is also required – these are arranged through our links with Splash Academy.


For further information please email: upsidedownswim@aol.co.uk