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.
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.
We have been nominated for the Queens Award to Volunteering
The Berkshire Community Foundation has nominated the Electric Eels Swimming & Synchro Club for THE QUEENS AWARD TO VOLUNTEERING.
This is a really special nomination for the club. We have around 26 1-1 volunteers and poolside teachers, who really make the club what it is. They are so patient, caring, understanding, consistent, & reliable.
We have got through the first part of the process, and now have had a visit from Dr Christina Hill Williams, Deputy Lieutenant, of the Royal County of Berkshire and Gordon Storey. Their recommendations will hopefully go through to the panel who will eliminate some of the contenders.
The next stage would be to go through to the Panel for the whole country, and finally winners will be contacted on the Anniversary of The Queens Coronation in 2018.
This is an amazing award to be part of and I wish everyone nominated the very best of luck.
On Sunday March 25th Molly Khan won a Special award at the Reading Sports Personality awards at the Hilton Hotel in Reading. Molly won the award for gaining a Silver medal at the World Down’s Syndrome synchronised competition in Italy … Read More
On Thursday March 22nd, The Electric Eels Volunteers were presented with a certificate to commemorate being nominated for the Queen’s Award To Volunteering at The Reading University. This award was presented by Mr James Puxley, Lord Lieutenant of the Royal … Read More
Just before Christmas there was a carol concert at the Two Brewers in Windsor, many thanks to everyone who turned up and helped raising money for the Electric Eels swimming & Synchro club. Much appreciated, also to the Landlord of … Read More
Lizzie Allen, member of Electric Eels Swimming Club Windsor was the youngest member of the Great Britain squad attending the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) European Championships. Lizzie travelled to Paris to compete in the four-day event, where she … Read More
The GB Down’s syndrome team who had their first international debut in Florence at the world championships last summer are back on the international stage competing against the rest of Europe at the European Open Championships held in Paris. This … Read More
On Sunday 15th October 2017 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 swimmers completed 36 laps making it … Read More
On Tuesday May 9th seven Synchro Swimmers from the Electric Eels and parents left Gatwick Airport for Alicante in Spain. This was to go to the second synchro camp for people with Down’s Syndrome. We joined with 10 Italian young … Read More