Meet some DSW members

(All club members are welcome to add their stories here)

Ann Weatherall: I’ve swum casually most of my life. However, joining DSW has made swimming a lot more fun and satisfying. Being coached is great and now I am proud to say that I can swim all four strokes. The Wellington Outgames in 2011 was the first time that I had swum competitively and I got my first ever sporting medal there which felt fabulous. I like that DSW is informal and sociable. Whenever you turn up there is a warm welcome and everyone is very friendly. It feels wonderful to be keeping fit and being an active part of our rainbow sporting community.

Richard Arnold:  I joined DSW in 2010 – just before the Wellington Outgames.   Going to the Outgames was one of the best times I’ve ever had – nothing like anything I’d done before.  I’d really been turned off sports when I was at School – but coming to DSW in my 40s was a real discovery – it feels so good to exercise with friends at the end of the day.   I’ve been captain of DSW since the end of 2014: not really a role I ever imagined for myself either, but I’m very excited about being able to give something to our community.

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