Halliwick Penguins SC

the first Halliwick swimming club for disabled people



Halliwick Penguins Swimming Club is run on an entirely voluntary basis and  has been teaching swimming to children and adults with disabilities in Enfield, Southgate and the surrounding areas for 70 years. We are affiliated to the Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy (Halliwick AST) and teach swimming and water safety using the Halliwick Concept.


We are a friendly and supportive club. We do a lot of one-to-one work and group activity in the water but also have swimmers that can swim independently, some of them entering competitions.  All of our swimmers have a disability.


Joining as a swimmer ...

Unfortunately, because of our limited resources, there is a waiting list.  However, if you have a disability and would like to join us, the first step is to contact us and tell us something about yourself.  You can do this by using the form on our CONTACT US page.  


You don’t have to be an experienced swimmer or even know how to swim; we would tailor what we do to your needs.


Joining as a volunteer ...

Our club is run entirely by volunteers and we are always looking for more helpers.


Anyone can help and you don’t have to be a proficient swimmer; just an interest in swimming and helping is needed.  The club can teach you all you need to know.


Anyone who has an interest in volunteering is encouraged to join. You could be undertaking your Duke of Edinburgh Award, want a new challenge or simply have a couple of hours spare to help out.  You could:

  • Help support our swimmers in the water: You will work with an experienced instructor at first and discover how to help swimmers gain confidence in the water and learn to swim.

  • Help with administrative tasks: Even if you don’t want to help in the water, there is lots you could do, for example, helping to maintain our membership records, organising events and so on.


If you are interested in joining us either as a swimmer or volunteer, then please contact us via the form on our CONTACT US page.