Happy New Year Pauline, you have changed my world in so many ways, by having me at your club allowed me to have opportunities that I could only dream of, you have helped in my path of finding a job … Read More
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 won The Queen’s Award to Voluntary Service. Hooray!
Dear Pauline Walker, Electric Eels Swimming & Synchro Club for people with Down ’s syndrome.
I am writing to inform you that Electric Eels Swimming & Synchro Club for people with Down ’s syndrome was nominated for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018.
This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2018.
The award of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018 represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents.
It’s certainly been a year to remember for Electric Eels – and now the club has another gong to add to its growing collection of awards. The club is the only swimming and synchro club in the country for people … Read More
On September 15th 2018, The Electric Eels won the Swim England’s Swimming Club of the Year award for the south East Region. There are eight regions in the country, and we now go to the Finals in November against the … Read More
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DONATIONS THAT HELPED SEND OUR G.B. TEAM OUT TO TURO, NOVA SCOTIA CANADA In July, the GB Down syndrome team set out to Canada for the 2018 World Down Syndrome … Read More
Lizzie Allen attended the European Down Syndrome Open Swimming Championships and smashed the 25m Freestyle Junior Down Syndrome World Record. Competition was high with swimmers from across Europe including Russia, Estonia, Sweden and Spain and Ireland. She broke the record … Read More
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