Do you love water? Do you enjoy swimming? Do you like helping others? Are you free Thursday between 8 – 9 pm? Do you live near East Grinstead?

We need Volunteer Swimming Assistants to help us provide assisted recreational swimming activities, in a safe environment, for people of all ages with disabilities or with diagnosis that could benefit from water therapy. The Club has exclusive use of the Kings Centre pool changing facilities, flat bed, hoist and warm air heaters on a Thursday, term time only. For some this is the only real exercise and freedom of movement they enjoy each week.

Once covid restrictions no longer apply, in-water volunteers support Tadpoles by either walking widths with them if they are using the session to recuperate from an operation, or swimming with those who swim lengths but may be anxious swimming independently or visually impaired. It is a case of making the session a relaxed and sociable occasion for them.

If this is something you would like to get involved with we would love to hear from you.



What skills do I need?

A confident swimmer with good inter-personal skills and empathy towards disabled swimmers are essential.

Thursday evenings between 8 pm and 9 pm

  • Disability
  • Fitness and Sport
  • Older People
  • Young People
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching


When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No Yes No No No

Availability Details

We appreciate that volunteers cannot commit every Thursday and welcome those who could come along regularly, even if this is not every week. It is helpful if volunteers are ready at 8pm when we are allowed in the water. Many members leave the pool before 9pm and the last volunteer is usually away by 9.20pm


The Tadpoles
Kings Centre
Moat Rd
East Grinstead
RH19 3LN

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