Who we are

  • Turtles Swimming Club was formed in 1964 and is a registered charity.
  • The club is open to all people with a disability together with their helpers or immediate family.
  • The club caters for all standards of swimmers and for all ages. The main pool is equipped with a hoist to help those with a physical disability in and out of the water.
  • The club meets at the Highgrove pool, Ruislip every Saturday between 5pm and 6pm.
  • Turtles Swimming Club has exclusive use of both pools at Highgrove during these times.
  • Help and tuition is provided for a period of time by our swimming teachers and helpers but can not be guaranteed at every session.
  • The club also offers opportunities for competitions by way of galas against other swimming clubs for people with disabilities.
  • We also organise various social events throughout the year.


The Committee.

The Officers & Committee are elected every year at the AGM. (see photos here)

The Club may also appoint an Honorary Club President from time to time.

The 2019/20 Officers & Committee were elected as follows:

  • Chair Alison Grey,  
  • Vice Chair Nigel Grey,  
  • Treasurer Rosemary Noyes,
  • Secretary & Child Protection Officer Andy Wallis,  
  • Assistant Secretary Bijan Ghorbanian,  
  • Chief Instructor Cheryl Lee
  • Competition Secretary & Gala Team Manager  David Lee
  • Club President David Lee
  • Committee Members  Peter Horne,  Linda Clark,  Don Lamb, Heather Johnston & Terry Cheshire
  • Co-Opted Members (Non Voting)     Ann Chivers, Emma Hewlett & Patricia Bonney

Peter Horne has special responsibility for Health & Safety

Annual Accounts are presented to the AGM by the Treasurer

The accounts are then filed with the Charities Commission

All members may attend the AGM and take part in the election and re-election of the Officers & Committee.

On joining the Turtles Swimming Club you should make yourself aware of the constitution and all our policies.



These are due annually on 1st April
£16 per adult
£8 per child / person with disability

Session fee

£1 per swim (£3 per family)

Popular Questions:

No, our sessions are structured to give the swimmer a short period of input but then allow them time to either play or relax in the water, building water confidence. So all non swimmers or junior members must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the water.
Our sessions are run by volunteers and aimed at people with a disability and their immediate family or carers. All non swimmers or junior members need to be accompanied in the water at all times by a responsible adult.
Yes, our sessions are typically held 51/52 weeks a year. We hold our annual invitation gala one week in September when we do not hold a swim session and subject to when Christmas falls we sometimes do not operate over the festive period. If for any reason we have to close at the last minute or we plan to close for any reason we will publish this in advance on our facebook page and on this Website.
We charge £1 per session (up to £3 for a family) and an annual fee of £8 per child / disabled adult and £16 per parent / carer.

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