Group of the Week: The Dolphin Club

The Dolphin Club based in Grangemouth pool has been going for 35 years. Picture: Alan Murray (141422c)
The Dolphin Club based in Grangemouth pool has been going for 35 years. Picture: Alan Murray (141422c)

Scotland’s swimmers have done the country proud at the Commonwealth Games and have inspired people up and down the country to get into the pool.

And the good news is that swimming is accessible to everyone thanks to The Dolphin Club which meets in the swimming pool at Grangemouth Sports Complex. The swimming sessions are dedicated to people with special needs, physical disability or anyone recovering from a stroke, injury, arthritis or debilitating illness with no age limit and has proved popular with swimmers for the last 35 years.

Every second Saturday around 50-60 members attend the sessions and swimmers can be accompanied in the water by a family member, friend or one of the group’s voluntary helpers. After a good dip the members enjoy ‘refreshment time’ when swimmers, parents, carers and helpers get together for some light-hearted banter.

It also gives parents and carers an opportunity to talk about challenges, successes and problems.

WHO: The Dolphin Club

WHERE: Swimming pool, Grangemouth Sports Complex, Abbots Road

WHEN: Every second Saturday, 5 p.m.

CONTACT: Ian Jenkins, (01324) 626305

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