Swimming and social committee

committeeThe committee manages the club so that members can participate in swimming and social events. If you any suggestions to improve the running of the club, fundraising  ideas or suggestions for social events please talk to them. Alternatively you can phone 07948208765

Safeguarding and welfare officers

safeguard officersTracy and Shantell are the club’s Safeguarding & Welfare Officers. They make sure that any concerns which could affect the safety and welfare of members are addressed so that you can enjoy the swimming and social activities. They attend the swimming sessions each week so please come and talk to them. Alternatively you contact them  on 07519333539.

Membership Fees

Despite funding cuts, Blackpool Council have agreed not to increase charges for the use of Moor Park swimming pool or their coaching staff. Therefore, the cost of renewing your membership for 2015/2016 remains unchanged as follows:

Single membership £60
Double membership £80
Triple membership £100

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On 18th May it was time for the first Blackpool Polar Bears Club Gala 2014. Our theme for this gala was the “World Cup” - what could be more topical?!?

We split these events into two parts according to swimmers ability, and Gala 1 in the morning had 36 members taking part.

Gala 2 from 12 noon to 1.30pm had 34 members taking part, all for fun and to recognise effort and achievement.

What a result!!! 36 personal best times were recorded! Big CONGRATULATIONS to all who took part! All members came away with three medals each – an important recognition of the effort each and every one puts in.

A big “thanks” goes to Sainsburys (Red Bank Road) for donating sport relief goods and fruit for all members for this event. Contributions from local businesses are a real help and very much appreciated.

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P1020877croppedBlackpool Polar Bears are very proud to have not only been nominated for the “Disability Sports Award”, but to have been “highly commended at a ceremony on 3rd April at Blackpool Football Club.

The “Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards” (formerly Community Sports Award) is held annually to honour individuals and teams that contribute to the thriving local sports scene.

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On Saturday, 26th April, a team from Blackpool Polar Bears attended the Special Olympic Regional Gala at Picton Aquatic Centre, Liverpool.P1020895cropped

A fun time was had by all (which is the most important thing), but the 15 members that attended came back with this haul:

  • 12 Gold medals
  • 16 Silver medals
  • 8 Bronze medals
  • 3 5th place medals
  • 3 7th place medals
  • 2 “*th” medals and
  • 2 “speeding tickets” (i.e. not ranked as had improved so much that the class entered was no longer appropriate!)

A big “Thank You” to all who took part, to all who supported the team and, of course, a big CONTRATULATIONS to all who gave their best in the water!