A special THANK YOU to Di Hughes and the Reading Royals Synchro volunteers who come every Saturday evening to work with our synchro group.
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.
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
A huge THANK YOU to UNLTD for awarding Pauline with their “Build it award” for social entrepreneurs. The word says it all, we have been able to build up the club in so many ways. From equipment, a new web … Read More
Our Patron Graham Edmunds (son of Pauline) a Paralympic double gold medalist came to our awards evening to present some of our swimmers with our club trophies. This was a great evening, with most of the swimmers, family and Volunteers … Read More
Starfish Gala Saturday October 17th 2015 Eight swimmers attended the inter club gala between Starfish and the Eels at Maidenhead on Saturday evening, this is the third year we have attended this gala. Our swimmers swam brilliantly, showing lovely strokes … Read More
The Synchronised part of the club was launched by a demonstration from the then G.B Synchronised swimming team, coached by Lolli Montico. The Reading Royal Synchronised team also came with one of their coaches Di Hughes. After the demo all … Read More
Our Patron The RT HON Theresa May invited some of the Electric Eels and other children charities, to her Christmas Party in 2013 at No 10 Downing Street. We all had a wonderful afternoon meeting, Theresa May and the Prime … Read More
We ran an in in house gala here are the results below. Event 1 50 mtr free (2 lengths) Charlie Molly R Charlotte Lucie Vivian 48.50 58.42 DNS 52.74 63.94 Event 2 50mtr free (2Lengths) Molly K Pru … Read More