Electric Eels is a family orientated club specifically for children (over 8) & adults with Down Syndrome. We cater for experienced & non-swimmers alike, who wish to develop their fitness, core strength & improve technical aspects of swimming, in a safe, friendly environment.
Electric Eels was founded in June 2008. We are a competitive swim club for young people over 8 with Down Syndrome.
In 2014, Electric Eels launched the Syncro part of the club with the help of the GB team. We are the only such club in the country.
The club relies on teachers and volunteers. No formal qualifications are required, but you should be interested in swimming.
On our last swimming session of the year we had a fun gala, it was a really noisy evening with lots of festive spirit and cheering. Father Christmas paid us a visit and handed out medals and tubes of sweets. … Read More
We had a team of 5 girls at the Hatfield gala last night, and 14 swims. The girls had some super swims and we collected 13, gold, silver or bonze medals in total, so am amazing achievement. With NO disqualifications, … Read More
On Saturday 8th October 2016, our members could as well as swimming also enjoy a photo session with a sports photographer – Darren Wheeler from That Camera Man Our swimmers and volunteers had a great time and some of them could really strike the … Read More
We attended the Guildford Gala on the 20th of November 2016. This was a great success, we had 10 swimmers attend with 38 swims, a huge amount of swimming for such a young team. We had new gala swimmers for … Read More
Molly and Vivina’s Synchro Routine in Italy
On Sunday our swimmers and volunteers took part in the Windsor Lions Club sponsored swim at Windsor Leisure Pool. Each time a swimmer completed 2 lengths a lap was recorded. The volunteers team completed 82 laps making it 164 lengths. … Read More
We took 10 swimmers to the Guildford Gala on 15th November, which was on a Sunday evening. This is the most swimmers we have taken to a gala, and we were delighted with all of their swims. We had a … Read More
Four swimmers went to the Hatfield Gala on Saturday. There were some lovely races, each swimmer could swim 2 races and a relay. We had eight races and won 7 medals, Brilliant, there were only medals for 1st, 2nd, & … Read More