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: 

  • 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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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on ...

Sunday 11th April 2021 from 11am.


The meeting will be held via Zoom. If you are able to attend the meeting please send a contact email address to

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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!