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.
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
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