16th and 17th November 2024

Swimmers, coaches, parents/carers and the committee. It is all about fun, friendship, teamwork and pride in achievement.

Down Syndrome Swimming Great Britain (DSS-GB) is a volunteer led charity which enables children, young adults and adults with T21 or Mosaic Down syndrome to reach their potential as elite swimmers giving them the opportunity to compete at national and international level. We aim to become the resources hub within Great Britain for aspiring swimmers with DS, sharing good practice and practical information with families, clubs and coaches. DSS-GB aims to be The leading voice for aspiring swimmers with Down syndrome who wish to compete at National and International level. The resource for swimmers with Down syndrome to share specialist training, health and nutrition best practice and gain swimmer classification. The leading force in identifying future swimming talent amongst those with Down syndrome within Great Britain.



Keep up to date with all of the latest DSS-GB News!

Great Britain top team again at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships 2024

Great Britain retained their top team title at the 11th World Down Syndrome Swimming & Artistic Championships in Antalya, Turkiye. The Championships were held over the week 19-26 March 2024 as part of the World Trisomy Games comprising 8 sports – athletics, basketball, futsal, gymnastics, judo, swimming, tennis and table tennis.

Down Syndrome Swimming Great Britain took a team of 29 swimmers (15 male and 14 female including 2 female Mosaic swimmers) to Antalya to compete at the championships with 25 countries taking part at the event in Southern Turkey. There was a total of 95 male swimmers (including 5 Mosaic) and 72 female swimmers (including 10 Mosaic).

This was the first event to take place at the very recently constructed 50m swimming pool at the Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.

The GB team had prepared well in the build-up to the Championships and responded brilliantly to the pressure on the biggest stage to repeat their 2022 Best Team ranking. Thanks to the superb efforts of everyone involved they came home with an impressive haul of 31 medals, numerous World and European records and the Best Team 2024 trophy.

Great Britain top team at European Down Syndrome Championships

Great Britain & Northern Ireland were named the top team at the seventh European Down Syndrome Championships.

Down Syndrome Great Britain took a team of 33 swimmers to Padova to compete at last months Championships with 13 nations taking part at the event in Northern Italy.

Teams from the USA, South Africa and Brazil joined ten European nations to compete for medals in the 50m pool at the Impianti Sportivi Padovanuoto complex.

The GB team worked hard to repeat their top team success from 2019 and 2017 where they achieved their goal based on points won throughout the competition.

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Time for more action from Aquatics GB Swimming Championships 🏊‍♂️

Live coverage is starting now on @BBCiPlayer 📲💻📺


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DSS-GB is a parent-led organisation that receives no funding other than the sponsorship we can raise. We are, therefore, hugely grateful to our supporters and sponsors.