NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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Deaf-Friendly Swimming Events and Galas

Upcoming Deaf-Friendly Swimming Events and Galas, find out more!

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Deaf-Friendly Swimming Workshops

Our face-to-face workshops for swimming teachers and coaches, 'Making Swimming Deaf-Friendly' and 'British Sign Language for Swimming' support teachers and coaches to develop confidence communicating with deaf children and young people and adapt their activities to make them more inclusive. 

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Deaf-Friendly Swimming online course

We have teamed up with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) to create the Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course to help coaches become more deaf aware. This accredited course is easy to complete and free of charge.

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Deaf-Friendly Swimming lessons

In partnership with Local Authorities, Sports Development and Leisure Trusts we are offering Deaf-Friendly Swimming Lessons across the country.

If we do not have a partnership near you at the moment we hope to soon!

Swimming Taster Day

Coach Bursary Scheme

NDCS is funding deaf young people to become swimming teachers.  Are you interested in becoming a swimming teacher?  Could you inspire deaf children in swimming?

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Deaf-friendly swimming featured in January’s Swimming Times magazine

January's Swimming Times magazine features Daisy Williams’ swimming story and how our Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project is helping to make swimming programmes fully inclusive for deaf children and young people just like Daisy.