The Kingfishers offer the opportunity for disabled people to overcome the fear of water, learn to swim, and to continue and supplement hydrotherapy. In addition, members gain encouragement, support and companionship from fellow disabled. Membership is open to all disabled of any age. New members are welcome. A NASCH approved Medical Certificate is required for insurance purposes and must state nature of disability and fitness to swim. Medical Certificates are available from the Club Secretary. Voluntary helpers are also welcomed to aid disabled swimmers and help run Club sessions, subject to mandatory CRB checks and suitable references.
The Club regularly participates in sponsored swims to help raise funds for itself, affiliated associations and other local, national and international charity organisations.
The Kingfishers Swimming Club was founded in 1975 when the Harrow Leisure Centre was first opened. Before 1975 the Club members belonged to the Ruislip Turtles based at the High Grove Pool. The Club obtained Charitible Status in 1993 and changed its name in 2001 to better serve the disabled community of Harrow. Druing the past thirty odd years of our existance our Club is proud to have help raise funds for organiations like the Harrow Community Transport, the Northwick Park Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool and ASPIRE to name a few. We still have one member from the origianal committee.