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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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    Enjoy your new home Judith

    Posted on March 23, 2018 by in News

    Judith Smith has been coming to Tadpoles for many years and is a popular member of the Club. Over the last few months she has had some health problems and after a long spell in hospital she is now settled in a nursing home in Horsham. Her Mum says she is very happy in her …

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  • Anthony keeps swimming

    Posted on January 23, 2018 by in News

    Anthony joined the Tadpoles in the mid 1980s and it was here under Syd Martin’s and Allan Rees’s instruction that he learned to swim properly. Not only did he much enjoy the sessions but they helped him to strengthen back and arm muscles and his leg and arm co-ordination.

    Anthony is an avid supporter of …

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  • Generation Tadpole

    Posted on January 18, 2018 by in News

    We are delighted to welcome a new volunteer, Holly Martin, who is the granddaughter of Syd Martin. Syd was involved in all aspects of swimming in East Grinstead and was instrumental in setting up The Tadpoles Swimming Club, in 1982. …

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    2017 Christmas Party

    Posted on December 17, 2017 by in News

    Four of our Tadpole volunteers celebrated their 35th Tadpoles Christmas Party this year! Doreen Powell, Maureen Saunders and Allan and Linda Rees were all founder members of the Tadpoles Swimming Club in 1982 and are all still very active members of the Club.

    Please click here for more Christmas Party photos.

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    Sainsbury’s keep on giving

    Posted on December 4, 2017 by in News

    Sainsbury’s East Grinstead have presented us with a further donation of £2,171.31 from the profit on sales of 5p carrier bags during the year of our charity support.

    This was a wonderful surprise and brings the total donation from this event to over £5,500. Amazing!!!!…

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    Xavier completes a length

    Posted on December 4, 2017 by in News

    XAVIER CONNOR KINGETT

    30th November was a special Club Night for 13 year old Xav who swam 25 metres, a length of the pool, for the first time!

    This is a huge achievement for a very popular Tadpole who copes with a number of significant problems with enormous good humour. Xavier has been a regular …

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    Charity Birthday

    Posted on November 24, 2017 by in News

    Tadpole Beryl Tolhurst celebrated a special birthday recently and asked her party guests not to buy presents (thank you) but donations to charity would be welcome. She raised the magnificent sum in excess of £700 for The Tadpoles and a similar amount for a cancer charity. Brilliant!!!! Thank you Beryl and thanks to all your …

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