Go Swim

We are highly experienced in the field of disability swimming, having worked with a wide variety of Go Swim aim to promote and encourage high standards in disability swimming.

We provide training, information and guidance to swim schools & swimming teachers to enable them to deliver better services for disabled people wanting to swim. We offer information packs, visual teaching aids, adaptive equipment, award structures, schemes of work, courses and workshops, as well as help and support for parents and carers. We also run one-to-one swimming lessons for people who have a disability. We cater for all ages, abilities & level of experience.

Operating as usual

[07/13/21]   *IMPORTANT UPDATE*

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes for us all & the restrictions put in place during the past 17 months have caused havoc on businesses in every area. Due to lockdown, varying restrictions, & the overall safety of our swimmers & staff, we have been unable to get back in the pool & restart lessons. Even if/when the restrictions are lifted, the future remains uncertain. With this is mind, we have made the decision to permanently close Go Swim.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to every swimmer & family we have worked with over the years. Whether you’ve been with us since day 1 or just for a few sessions, it has been an absolute privilege being part of your journey. You’ve all helped us be creative in our approach to swimming, & grow not only as teachers, but as people.

Although it is with a heavy heart that we close our doors, we want to celebrate all of the wonderful achievements of our swimmers & families, our teachers, & Go Swim as a whole. We have loved every minute of working with you all & we will cherish the memories we have made. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

25/12/2020

Merry Christmas everyone πŸŽ…β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ„hope you're all making the most of today & surviving! Hopefully we'll get to see you all soon ❀

inyourarea.co.uk 22/12/2020

Newcastle based disability charity launches Personal Assistant Register

Sorry we haven't posted in a while, but I know a few of you have been trying to find PA's. Hopefully this might help ❀

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/newcastle-based-disability-charity-launches-personal-assistant-register/

inyourarea.co.uk Disability North has launched the register to help people have personalised care.

03/11/2020

We could all do with a bit of magic this year. But with organised displays cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, the risk of serious injuries is greater than ever this year.

If you’re in two minds about having a display at home, the following link offers some insight into the risks, so you can make an informed choice. If you don't want fire works, don't fear, there are ways to make it good fun, bring the family together and make lovely memories, no fireworks required!
https://www.capt.org.uk/News/going-it-alone-this-fireworks-night

If you've decided to have a fireworks display at home, here are some top tips for buying fireworks safely & staying safe at home:
https://www.capt.org.uk/News/pandemic-fireworks?utm_source=Child+Safety+Week&utm_campaign=b26e98eedc-Fireworks_2_CSW&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5117710fc9-b26e98eedc-162586609&mc_cid=b26e98eedc&mc_eid=81f6e50449

30/09/2020

If you need help this Christmas or know anyone who does please read this or pass it on. πŸŽ„

We open next week for applications for hamper requests! Today we've contacted all the charities and organisations that we've worked with before, but please help us get the word out. Can you share this with any local groups you are on or pass to contacts you might have? We need to get as many families registered as we can before we open up for donors in November.

beachaccessnortheast.org 10/08/2020

www.beachaccessnortheast.org

Accessible beach wheelchairs - at a range of beaches across the North East. Run by a great bunch of people, a highly recommended service :-)

You can either book online at:
Www.beachaccessnortheast.org

Phone 0300 999 4444

Or on the page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1213359952035625/?ref=share

beachaccessnortheast.org

21/06/2020

Happy father's day πŸ’–πŸ₯³

mencap.org.uk 16/06/2020

Learning Disability Week 2020

It's Learning Disability Week 2020!

Learning Disability Week 2020 is taking place online from Monday 15th to 21st June.

The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-week-2020

mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place from 15 to 21 June. Find out about what we have planned and how you can get involved.

goswimuk.com 03/06/2020

Go Swim

We hope you're all keeping safe & well.

We're missing you all lots & can't wait to see you all again! Unfortunately we still have no update on any possibility of getting back in the pool, but we'll keep you all posted when we have some news.

We can however share the exciting news that our new website is now up & running! :-)
https://goswimuk.com/index.html

goswimuk.com We are highly experienced in the field of disability swimming, having worked with a wide variety of swimmers from complete beginners to Paralympic level athletes, covering a range of disabilities.

[05/07/20]   From 1st of May 2020, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacy consultation rooms across the country, where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. The scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown.

While in the consultation room, people will have access to:

24-hour National domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247
Men’s advice line: 0808 801 032
Scotland - Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline (freephone 24/7): 0800 027 123
Wales - Live Fear Free Helpline (freephone 24/7): 0808 801 0800
Northern Ireland - Domestic & Sexual Abuse: 0808 802 141
Signposting to download the free mobile app, Bright Sky, which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

28/04/2020

This might be useful for some of you ❀
Hope you're all keeping safe & well. Kath & Sarah are missing you all so much! πŸŒˆπŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

We have received the following information from Learning Disability England about the updated Covid hospital passport. This passport was developed by families and nurses, NHSE has now adopted it as a grab and go guide and is sending it out through the NHS. Below are the forms needed and the guidance to help complete them.

15/04/2020

Happy birthday Kath πŸ₯³β€

14/04/2020

SEND to Learn Nursery

Some other avenues of support if you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Remember it's not just women who experience domestic abuse, men can too. Please speak out if it's something you're experiencing ❀

14/04/2020

Sent on behalf of Crime Stoppers:

Crimestoppers are running a campaign covering the North East to basically remind people Crimestoppers are here, and that people can use them to report concerns 100% anonymously.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that has existed for almost 32 years, and in all that time we have kept our promise of anonymity. People are possibly used to hearing us mentioned when we release rewards for large crimes like murder, but I didn’t believe people thought of us as an option when they have suspicions or concerns around domestic abuse. So in the campaign I’m appealing to communities, I’ve learnt that when abuse is happening often someone in the community knows, whether that is a neighbour, work colleague, friend or delivery driver, but often they don’t want to make the seemingly large step of contacting the police. So rather than have them do nothing, I just want to remind them that we are here, that we’re an independent charity, and that they can tell us, we’ll pass any information onto the authorities, but they will remain totally anonymous.

12/04/2020

Happy Easter everyone! 🐣🐰 Hope you're all staying safe ❀ Kath & I are desperately missing you all & can't wait to get back in the pool πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ sending lots of hugs & Easter love you you all ❀ & some from my fluffy dog too 🐢 Sarah xx

[03/19/20]   Hi everyone, we have just heard from School Lettings to tell us that the school will be closing tomorrow (Friday 20th March). This means that tonight's swimming will go ahead as usual, but then all future lessons are postponed for now. This means that there is no swimming tomorrow night or Saturday morning. All swimmers will hold their place until lessons resume. I will then check who is wishing to re-start swimming.

We hope you all stay well & we'll hopefully see you all soon.

All the best,
Kath & Sarah xx

29/01/2020

For any of our Northumberland families

25/12/2019

Merry Christmas from Kath & Sarah πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈ we hope you all have a calm, happy & safe day ❀

31/10/2019

Happy Halloween everyone! πŸŽƒπŸ˜ˆπŸ‘»πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

[10/29/19]   We've had a couple of spaces open up for swimming lessons starting next week! If anyone is interested please get in touch.

15/09/2019

This may be of interest to some of you. Although it's based at nursery, it's open to all, not just nursery families or those with nursery aged children :-)

Our Hand in Hand parent/carer group is going to be a little bit different this year. Each session will have a general focus which will involve a workshop on that topic, run by our extremely experienced & knowledgeable Dr Kath, followed by time to network & discuss any difficulties which you may need support with. It's also a good excuse to come & enjoy a cupper & biscuits ;-)

Our first session will be Tuesday 24th September 1pm - 2.30pm.

You don't need to book in, but it would be helpful if you could let us know if you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Creche facilities will be available, but these need to be booked in advance to ensure we have enough staff.

14/09/2019

We have a couple of spaces available for 1-to-1 swimming lessons based in Ashington. We have extensive experience in teaching children with additional needs, medical needs, communication & behavioural difficulties. For more information please contact us.

17/05/2019

Newcastle Airport open sensory area as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

Great news for families travelling from Newcastle airport!! ❀πŸ₯³

newcastleairport.com 17 May 2019 Newcastle Airport open sensory area as part of Mental Health Awareness Week Newcastle Airport has become the first airport in the North to open a sensory area for passengers with hidden disabilities. The area, which has been opened during Mental Health Awareness Week, provides a designat...

[05/09/19]   Reminder: there's no swimming tonight (Thurs 9th) or tomorrow (Fri 10th). Back to normal on Saturday 11th

21/04/2019

Happy Easter everyone!!! Hope you're all enjoying the beautiful sunshine over the long weekend & eating lots of yummy chocolate!! 🐰🐣😊

02/04/2019

North East Autism Society

Happy World Autism Acceptance Day!

Let’s celebrate today together πŸ’›. Share with us your pictures of loved ones with autism.

#autismacceptance #autistic #neurodiversity

31/03/2019

Happy mother's day to all of our awesome swim mums! Hope you all have a great day

20/03/2019

SEND to Learn Nursery

Happy international day of happiness! Make sure you do something that makes you happy today 😊❀

16/02/2019

Well done to our superstar, she did her 5m on her back to get her certificate then did it again on her front this week! A super star.

We've had a great couple of weeks with some huge achievements, including Penny getting her 5m badge! Woohoo!! Well done Penny! Heather & us are so proud of you!

16/02/2019

We've had a great couple of weeks with some huge achievements, including Penny getting her 5m badge! Woohoo!! Well done Penny! Heather & us are so proud of you!

01/01/2019

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all have a fantastic 2019 πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ†

25/12/2018

Merry Christmas & a happy New Year to all of our amazing Go Swim family. Hope you all have a wonderful festive break πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚

18/10/2018

For any of our swimmers who may be interested

Not long until our Spooktakular Halloween Party!

To book tickets please get in touch :-)

[10/10/18]   We have 1 space available for 1-to-1 swimming lessons on a Saturday morning 9am - 9.30am.

We have considerable experience with children/adults with additional needs, complex medical needs & communication difficulties.

For more information, message us :-)

08/09/2018

We have a couple of spaces available for swimming lessons starting next week.
If you're interested in lessons or would like more information, please message us.

* I have tried contacting everyone on our waiting list. If you're on our waiting list & have not received an email, please let us know.

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