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The Blackpool Polar Bears is a registered charity and club whose prime aim is to promote swimming for individuals who have a disability.Swimming sessions are held on Sundays at Moor Park Swimming Pool, between 8:55 and 11:30 am.   Members are allocated a swimming time according to their ability and in order to make the most of the available pool time. We hope the information is useful. If you have any further questions, please contact us for information or if you want to get involved as a volunteer 

We would like to thank:

  • Blackpool Council for their continued support in the provision of the pool, teaching staff and pool lifeguards.
  • Our team of volunteer teachers and helpers in the water, without which we not be able to exist
  • Glasdons UKGlasdon UK    Big Lottery FundBig Lottery Fund
  • Morrisons FoundationMorrisons Foundation The Sandcastle Water ParkSandcastle
  • and other local businesses for their support in the donations of prizes for our raffles

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The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games is a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. 

it is being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 14–21, 2019.

Two of our member are part of the GB Swimming Team 

Emma Inglis is the team's Head Coach, whilst Erin Green is taking part in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle races

Tickets £10 - inclues food and present 

Sunday 16th December 2018   2 pm to 6 pm 

Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.  

There will be a disco, party games and a visit from Father Christmas!


What an honour it was to be part of Special Olympics GB once again. Our event took place at Palatine Sports Centre in Blackpool on  22nd September and it was, simply put, amazing!


We've put together a quick overview of the day, with some highlights and many happy moments and we hope you'll enjoy watching.

A huge "Thank You" goes out to all who took part, but also to the many volunteers that made this possible, and to Blackpool Borough Council for making the pool available for the event.