Author: Halliwick Penguins SC

The first Halliwick swimming club in the world
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Donate to Halliwick Penguins Swimming Club

Halliwick Penguins Swimming Club was the first Halliwick swimming club in the world, set up in 1949. We are a swimming club for disabled people, of whatever age and with whatever disability. We are a registered charity and we run on an entirely voluntary basis, with no paid staff. We keep going by asking our members for a small membership…

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Returning to the Pool

We know that not being able to swim during recent months has been very difficult for our club members and we are doing all we can to get the club back “up and running”. We are starting slowly and have put measures in place to make sure that the pool environment is as safe as it can be for everyone.…

Well Done, Kaiden!

Congratulations to Kaiden who has worked very hard to gain his RED BADGE! To be awarded with a Red Badge, a swimmer has to: Enter the water unaided from a sitting position to an instructor Blow a plastic ‘egg’ ten metres  Perform kangaroo jumps or walk ten metres  Perform a forward recovery Kaiden has done very well and he will…

Congratulations Amita

Well-Deserved, Amita!

Very many congratulations to Amita Sharma on being awarded our Matthew Hennessy Club Member of the Year Award, aka ‘Penguin of the Year’ for 2019. The award is given annually to the club member whom it is felt has given a great contribution to the club throughout the year and the recipient is chosen by secret vote of all club…

Toby with Red Badge

Congratulations, Toby!

Congratulations to Toby who has worked very hard to gain his RED BADGE! To be awarded with a Red Badge, a swimmer has to: Enter the water unaided from a sitting position to an instructor Blow a plastic ‘egg’ ten metres  Perform kangaroo jumps or walk ten metres  Perform a forward recovery Toby has done very well and he will…

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A Club Member’s Poem

A club member has been very kind and written us a little poem about swimming! She swims in the lane next to me The mermaid of mine No one sees, no one knows The image of her body The waves of the water is all they see. As I swim to the rhythm of the stroke The water in my…

Noah with Red Badge

Congratulations, Noah!

Congratulations to Noah who has worked very hard to gain his RED BADGE! To be awarded with a Red Badge, a swimmer has to: Enter the water unaided from a sitting position to an instructor Blow a plastic ‘egg’ ten metres Perform kangaroo jumps or walk ten metres Perform a forward recovery Noah has done very well and he will…