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

All our upcoming Deaf-Friendly Swimming Events, Pool Parties 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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Our Deaf-Friendly Swimming Resources

Our resources include:

Information, advice and tips to coach deaf swimmers, BSL flashcards, BSL Videos and an online CPD course

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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 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!

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Deaf-Friendly Swimming News

Take an in depth look at the Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project and find out how we've been making waves recently.


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Swimming information for additional and complex needs

One of the great things about swimming is that it’s an inclusive sport that anyone can take part in; this makes swimming an ideal activity for those with disabilities.