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.









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On Friday 19th January Pauline was presented with a Chq for £2,000.00 for her pitch at ” The Lions Den” challenge which she took part in in December.
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If you would like to help us get to Canada for the World Down’S Syndrome championships we have a my donate page on this web site, or you can go to my GoFundMe page.  

Carol concert at the Two Brewers in Windsor
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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

Champion swimmer with Down syndrome, Lizzie Allen, goes to the Europeans
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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 European Down’s Syndrome Swimming & Synchro championships Paris
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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

Windsor Lions Club sponsored swim at Windsor Leisure Pool
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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

READING GALA weekend of June 24th & 25th 2017
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END OF AN ERA As far as we know the Gala at Reading at the weekend was the last one in the Central pool, as the pool is due to be demolished at the end of the year.  In the … Read More

Electric Eels Synchro Swimmers at the synchro camp in Alicante
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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

George’s Dad is raising money for the Electric Eels. Find out how you can support him…
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We always love it when families fundraise for our programme. Thank you Harry Harris for sharing your story and giving back to Electric Eels!    

Annual Gala Party on 25th March
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On May 25th 2017 we held our yearly presentation night, at the Village Hall Old Windsor. This was a really great evening, thanks to Dorota, the committee & friends who helped on the night. Awards are presented each year to … Read More

Christmas Party 2016
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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