Young swimmers and their parents and guardians packed out Greenhouse’s Swimming Club for their annual summer gala.
Over 20 swimmers, including a team from Greenhouse’s Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School, enjoyed relay races, noodle games and water polo during an afternoon of fun.
The swimmers competed as red, yellow and blue teams and were neck and neck before the final round of water polo where the green team stole the show.
All the swimmers were then presented with certificates and medals by Anna Clemenson from The John Lyon’s Charity, which funds the Swim Club.
Parents and guardians were also asked to fill out feedback forms and many praised the club for providing a social environment for their children where they can grow in confidence, exercise and make friends.
The parent of one 15-year-old boy, said: “Swim club is an incredibly important part of his week. Besides providing him with a great opportunity to exercise and develop his swimming technique in a friendly safe environment, it is also an activity he goes to and from independently which really makes him feel good about himself.”
Greenhouse Community Swimming Club offers young people, including those with disabilities, the chance to learn to swim together and improve their skills and fitness.
Held every Saturday at St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith the club has sessions for beginners, building their confidence in the water, followed by sessions for those keen to master more swimming strokes and pool skills.
Last year the club won the Inclusive and Active Sports Award at Hammersmith and Fulham’s Community Sports Awards.
To find out more information or to join the club phone 020 8576 6118 or email email@example.com