Our aim is to provide a safe and friendly environment for people of any age or disability to swim for therapy and enjoyment. The Arun Dolphins Swimming Club is affiliated to the National Association for Swimming Clubs for People with Disabilities (NASCH) and we are open to people with all types of disabilities and of all ages.
We meet every Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm at Littlehampton Swimming Centre and have exclusive use of both pools.
The Arun Dolphins could not exist without the continued support of our volunteer helpers.
A Short History of the Club
The Arun Dolphins Swimming Club was the ‘brain child’ of Margaret Lewis. Mrs Lewis had had polio in her 20s and knew the benefit that swimming can give for people with a disability. She was a member of the Sussex Otters Swimming Club, based at Chichester, and when it was decided to build a swimming centre at Littlehampton, Mrs Lewis seized the opportunity to have a club here.
With the help of local leaders of the community, and friends and helpers from the Sussex Otters Swimming Club, the Arun Dolphins was formed and had their first swim in March 1983.