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    Tadpoles get the Lions Share

    Posted on May 22, 2019 by in News

    The area and local manager of MacDonalds, sponsors of the East Grinstead Lions annual sponsored swim, presented a cheque for £240 to Jenny Leigh (Hon. Treasurer) at the May Fair on May 6th. This was the total collected by the Tadpoles Swimming Club after the team’s fantastic effort in the recent sponsored swim. The Lions …

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    Lions Sponsored Swim

    Posted on April 2, 2019 by in News

    On Saturday March 9th, Tadpoles once again entered a team into the annual East Grinstead Lions’ Sponsored Swim event. Our team of four Tadpoles supported by 3 volunteers, achieved a magnificent total of 66 lengths in the 25 minutes they were allocated. This raised the sum of £250 in sponsorship money. Of this, 40% will …

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    We suppose it had to happen one day.

    Posted on February 11, 2019 by in News

    It was with great sadness that Tadpoles and volunteers said goodbye to Allan and Linda Rees and Doreen Powell. As founder members of The Tadpoles Swimming Club for the Disabled in 1982, they have dedicated their Thursday evenings to it for the past 37 years and have been key in building a very successful group …

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    Christmas Party 2018

    Posted on February 11, 2019 by in News

    Tadpoles, their families and volunteers began the Christmas festivities early at their annual Christmas party on Friday December 7th. The highlight of the evening was the Cavendish House guitar ensemble, a much looked forward to tradition at the party, led by Peter Watson. All joined in the Christmas carols accompanied by the young musicians on …

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    Izzy is back

    Posted on October 5, 2018 by in News

    We were delighted to welcome back Izzy Bloom who originally joined us in 2009 and after a fairly long absence, has returned to swim with us again. Izzy is seen here with Jan Vanderhook and Vic Crittall

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    Fantastic fantasy

    Posted on July 27, 2018 by in News

    Ross Everix organised a fantasy football league and part of the prize pot was allocated to charity. The season’s winner was Gareth Scourfield, who chose  to donate the charity pot to Tadpoles. Thank you Gareth and Ross – we were delighted to welcome you both to our Club night.   Gareth is a long time supporter…No Comments. Continue Reading...
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    Thank you Robert and family

    Posted on July 4, 2018 by in News

    At the end of May we were pleased to welcome Robert Everett to our club evening. He presented us with a cheque for money raised by the members of his running club which is very much appreciated.

    Robert is the son of the late Bob Everett who was a very special Tadpole. Robert’s Mum Barbara …

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    Lions are Tops

    Posted on July 4, 2018 by in News

    The Tadpoles Swimming Club for the Disabled was very pleased to welcome members of East Grinstead and District Lions to a recent Club night. The Lions, together with Soroptimist International East Grinstead, have very generously sponsored t-bag swimming tops for our swimmers and volunteers to keep them warm in the water.

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    Golden Star – AGAIN and again and…………

    Posted on July 4, 2018 by in News

     

    Our helper Alison Gwynn, (also known as our champion masters swimmer!) competed in the British Masters Championships in June and achieved the following fantastic results in her age group –   Gold in the 50m freestyle Gold in the 100m freestyle Gold in the 200m freestyle Gold in the 400m freestyle Gold in the 4…No Comments. Continue Reading...
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    Happy Birthday Polly

    Posted on April 30, 2018 by in News

    Congratulations to Tadpole Polly Minogue who celebrated her 30th birthday in style this month. Polly is a regular swimmer with us on Thursdays since joining the Club in 2016.…

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