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 12pm. 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: 

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

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Blackpool Polar Bears has a long history of achievements going back to 2001 where several gold, silver and bronze medals were won by our participants.

Some of our past major achievements include:

Special Olympics GB summer
games in Glasgow
  • 3 gold
  • 5 silver
  • 3 bronze
Special Olympics - Glasgow 2005
Special Olympics - Leicester 2009
Special Olympics
in Leicester
  • 5 gold
  • 6 silver
  • 2 bronze
Eight of our members were selected for the North West England team in the swimming events at the Special Olympics “Summer Games” held in Sheffield in August 2017.