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Bubbles Swim Club

Bubbles Swim Club is a Maidstone based swim club for any age or ability swimmer who may find it difficult to access mainstream classes.        We provide fun sessions tailored to individual needs, whether that be sensory impairment, behavioural difficulty, anxiety, learning or physical disability, all are welcome and catered for.   We have a wonderful team of volunteers who provide essential 1:1 or 1:2 support in the water and class sizes vary from 4-8 depending on ability and level of support required. Individual classes are also available with 1:1 tuition from a qualified teacher.   Bubbles Swim Club provides a structured development plan to enable swimmers to progress up to regional disability level, ParaSwimming, and inter-national competitions, and also provides links to mainstream clubs and lessons. Hydrotherapy and sensory therapy needs are also provided for swimmers with physical or PMLD needs.   Fast-track link avaialble to Kent Disability Swimming Squad.   We are proud to serve Maidstone and the surrounding areas, with swimmers travelling as far as London, Dover and Brighton to train with us!   Below is a list of conditions catered to, although not exhaustive;   ADHD; ASD; Amputation; Anxiety; Arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems; Asthma; Aquired Brain Injury; behavioural/emotional difficulties; Brittle Bone Disease; Cancer; Cerebral Palsy; Chronic Pain; Conduct Disorder; Cystic Fibrosis; Demential; Down's Syndrome; Dyspraxia; Dwarfism; Ehlers's Danlos; Encephalitis; Epilepsy; GDD; Hearing Impairment; Hypermobility; Learning Difficulties; Marfan; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Dystrophy; Scoliosis; Speech and Language Disorders; Stroke; Tourettes; Visual Impairment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kate Blackham
Contact Position
SENDCO & Head Coach

Where to go

Maidstone Leisure Centre
Mote Park
Willow Way
County (optional)
ME15 7RN

Over £40,000 worth of accessibility enhancements, including new improved changing and shower facilities and two new pool hoists were officially opened in May 2019 to compliment an already accessible building.

We have pool hoists, which helps people get in and out of the pool, plus a range of other accessible features, like large automatic doors, all floors being lift accessible, and guide dogs being welcome on site. Sling hoists will be added very soon.

Work to the existing disabled changing room boasts among other improvements, a changing table with assisted hoist and an additional space with a further shower with wet and dry seating providing an improved disabled changing area.

The facilities now meet the standards set by the organisation Changing Places who campaign on behalf of people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. This means it satisfies all necessary criteria to provide the most accessible space possible for disabled users to get changed in.

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Groups sessions- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. High Dependency available throughout the week, subject to staff and pool space availability.
Session Information
Tuesday Groups 1700-1900
Wednesday Groups 1800-1900
Thursday Groups 1700-1900
Saturday Groups 0900-1100, 1200-1300 Parent and Child Classes
High Dependency Lesson; Weekday evenings (some daytime sessions available) Weekend 0700-1800 subject to availability.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
High Dependency 1:1 Lessons - £13.25 Per session
Group Lessons Direct Debit - £26.99 Per month
Cost details
Block bookings for groups may be available per term. Please enquire for details. Direct Debit memberships guarantee placements. High Dependency lessons can also be bought in block.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please contact to register your interest.

Each swimmer is invited to a free assessment session with the SENDCO or Head of Learn to Swim, to assess needs and appropriate pathway.

Free trial lesson in groups available if appropriate.


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