Guernsey Marlins

Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers Club LBG was started in 2010, and is a swimming club for children and adults with a Learning Disability. The Club aims to train our swimmers to compete off island and compete with Jersey and in the UK . The club meets every Wednesday during term time at the Baubigny Schools Pool. It is run by Volunteers. We do not charge for lessons they only have to pay for the annual insurance with the ASA.

Guernsey Marlins has only been running since 2010. We competed in Sheffield first, we then went to Reading for the last 3 years. We returned both times with several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and Personal Best. Our swimmers made us very proud.

Our club is a very friendly and supportive place for both children and adults to enjoy a sport that they are able to do. As you can imagine for a person with a learning difficulty it is not always easy for them to join a sports club when their co-ordination may be affected or they are unable to follow the rules, no matter how keen they are.

Our swimmers abilities vary from being able to get from one end of the pool to the other doing their own style of stroke to swimming with a very good stroke that is equal to able swimmers.

Our club was founded by three sets of parents who wanted a club where their children and others could meet, improve their strokes and have a good physical workout each week.

In July we will be taking a group of swimmers to Reading to compete in a National Swimming Competition for swimmers with a Learning Disability, where we will not only be representing the club but also Guernsey. In October we will be hosting a competition with Jersey’s Swimming Club who are also a club for swimmers with a Learning Disability.