Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a life skill that is taught, first to ensure safety and secondly for sports and competition purposes 

Otago has a very active swimming programme with many athletes practising and training every week throughout the year, they have several highly experienced coaches, who are trained in teaching people with disabilities the skills needed to become proficient in swimming, at every level.

Swimmers may participate in individual races in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly at distances from 25m to 1500m. Teams may compete in medley and freestyle relay events.

Swimmers of lower ability may compete in developmental events such as walking, floatation, assisted or unassisted events.

Otago athletes train at the Physiotherapy Pool in Hanover Street, every Wednesday night. (apart from school holidays)

There are two sessions available:-

Developmental Class       7pm-7:45pm

Experienced Class             7:45pm-8:30pm


The cost is $7 per session or a concession ticket is available for $40 for 10 swims.

If you would like to give swimming a go, just come along or for further information please contact Margaret Van Betuw on 03 453 0664