The Sussex Otters

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We are a Registered Charity and
  as defined in our Constitution:

"The object of the Club shall be to relieve sickness by aiding physical, emotional and social development, through the provision of recreational swimming facilities for people with disabilities(physical and mental), regardless of the severity of their disability or of their age."

Reg.Charity Number 297006

The Sussex Otters Swimming Club operates a Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection Policy.
All helpers in the pool, at the poolside and in the changing rooms have Enhanced CRB Checks.

             Full details can be found  here

Aims and Objectives

The Sussex Otters Swimming Club, based in Chichester, was set up to enable people with a disability - no matter how severe - to enjoy recreational swimming in a safe and friendly environment.

We have exclusive use of the main swimming pool at the Westgate Centre, Chichester, for our weekly sessions each Saturday afternoon from 4.30 to 5.30 throughout the year.

The Club has a team of volunteers who are available to help any member who requires support. Help can be offered in changing areas and in the water.

We have wheelchairs for use in wet areas and hydraulic changing beds to assist carers/parents when changing swimmers who have a physical disability.

There is a hoist and a set of slope type steps to enable less agile swimmers to enter and exit the water. There are a variety of swimming aids and water toys.

We do ask that prospective members provide evidence that recreational swimming would benefit them and not aggravate or worsen any existing condition.

Reviewed December 2015