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    Weʼve raised £40 to enable DSSF to commit to providing quality, competitive swimming opportunities under FINA rules nationally for swimmers with DS.

    Loudwater
    Funded on Friday, 31st July 2020

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    In early 2009 it was recognised that there was a clear lack of fair and well organised competitive opportunities specifically for swimmers with Down Syndrome.

    Having spoken to a number of national representatives from around the world we were encouraged to go ahead and create new and exciting opportunities for such swimmers.

    From this came the event held in Southampton, UK in May 2009, with around 80 swimmers from 9 different countries – and was an instant success. We recognise that this was a major financial struggle, all of us involved have full time jobs outside of our volunteer swimming activity, and we found it quite difficult getting any form of major donation or sponsorship, this situation continues, – but we are already on track for 2020!!

    DSSF is recognised by Down Syndrome International and International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association as being the principal providers of quality swimming competition for swimmers with Down Syndrome, its views and aims are supported by Disability Sports Events (GB) and Special

    Olympics and we are proud to declare that DSSF is now directly affiliated to Swim England, creating a clear link to FINA, the world governing body of swimming.

    DSSF commits to providing quality, “no frills” competition, where the whole value is invested in providing a first class swimming competitive opportunity complete with national and international technical officials, FINA approved timing systems and a world class meet management team.

    All we need to make each of our events a success is the willingness and enthusiasm of the swimmers, their families and supporters and the coaching teams.

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    • David HIbbert9 months ago
      David HIbbert

      David HIbbert

      9 months ago

      The Just Giving page is now live and will now accept donation form, you wonderful supporters

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    • David HIbbert9 months ago
      David HIbbert

      David HIbbert

      9 months ago

      I have just started to share our just giving page. Waiting for the bank details to be approved so that we can receive the actual donations.

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    • Kay Bayles

      Kay Bayles

      Jan 29, 2020

      Missed you last year, hope this helps.

      £20.00

    • BRIAN MCINTOSH

      BRIAN MCINTOSH

      Jan 28, 2020

      Always willing to give to a good cause. Keep up the good work Dave.

      £20.00

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    David HIbbert

    David HIbbert

    Loudwater

    I am part of a small team of people who want to be able to provide swimming opportunities and competition for swimmers with Down Syndrome and Learning Difficulties. We need to raise money to hire the facilities to enable us to provide these opportunities.

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