Training Camps

DSS-GB training camps are a great step for swimmers who want to participate in International events. You get to swim with the GB squad and train with the GB coaches. There is also plenty of opportunity to meet other swimmers and to socialise. The organisers usually have a couple of extra activities up their sleeves which all makes for a fun and exhausting time. You can read about our last camp on our News page.

Our next planned camps are; October 2017 in North East England (which is as close to Scotland as we could find an available pool!), January 2018 in South West England, April 2018 in London then Peterborough in Autumn 2018.

These events are by invitation so, if you are interested in attending, please email

2017 Trisome Challenge

A sporting event to challenge people with Down syndrome across a range of sports. People with Down syndrome are invited to join this challenge with a buddy.

The Challenge will be held at Xcel Leisure Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, CV4 8DY on Saturday 11th November 2017.

The events will include a swimming relay, table tennis doubles, Boccia pairs, an obstacle relay, indoor Kurling pairs and darts pairs.

All the events are designed for both Down syndrome people and their buddy to compete together and both will contribute to the final score for the pair.The buddy may be a brother or sister, parent or simply a friend. In the spirit of inclusiveness the buddy will not be disabled. Each pair must be a male and a female.

For an entry form, please email

DSISO European Championships 2017

The DSISO European Championships will take place in Paris between the 28th October and the 4th November 2017.

This is always a fabulous event with plenty of tough competition and the GB squad are training hard for the event. As well as the action in the pool, there is the opportunity to meet with swimmers from all over Europe and beyond. It is a chance to meet up with old friends and to make plenty of new ones.

The last European Championships took place in Loano, Italy during November 2105. Over 100 European and a number of world records were broken. It was a very successful event for the GB team and they will be determined to repeat this in November.

Up to date information about the entry requirements, the rules of the competition and the arrangements are available on the DSISO website.