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Para-Swimming Squad 

"It makes me happy when I swim. It feels like heaven under the water.” Connor, Para swimmer





















If you have a physical, hidden, visual or hearing disability and are interested in competitive swimming, come and join our club.

Sessions are open to any young person under the age of 18 with a physical disability including cerebral palsy, amputees, spinal injuries, dwarfism, down syndrome, polio, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis or arthrogryposis. You must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres and be comfortable in deep water.

Click here if you want to find out more or register your swimmer for a free trial.

























“Connor feels included as part of the Team at Hackney. After undergoing major surgery, swimming has helped him regain his fitness in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. 

He is keen to learn the skills he needs to improve and the coaches at Hackney instil in him the importance of training with accurate technique. Connor wants to be part of an inclusive society and Hackney Swimming Club is starting to make that possible.” Julie, Connors mum


“I take Connor swimming every week and I love that if you are a member you are able to do as much or as little as you like. You can train for fun, fitness or serious competition regardless of your identity. Being Neurodiverse brings creative opportunities to life which Hackney Swimming Club are embracing. It's a wonderful journey to be at the start of.” Richard, Connor’s dad.


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Elliot, Zak and Connor
Zak (l) and Connor (r)
Para swimmers and friends 
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