Aquabats Sports and Social Club for the Blind

Registered Charity: 1076921

Aquabats is a mixed ability club meeting in and around London for a variety of sports and social events.

Indoor swimming 7.00pm every Tuesday

Indoor swimming is available via London Sports club for the Blind at the Porchester Leisure Centre (nearest tube Royal Oak Hammersmith and City Line) commencing at 7.00pm every Tuesday at £10 per annum membership and £1 for each swim.

Hosting events

If anyone wants to organise or host an event please give John four months notice. This was agreed at the AGM.

Westminster Abbey

Anyone wishing to attend evensong services at Westminster Abbey before any event please let John know and he will let you know where to meet and at what time.

Thu 25th May – Boat Trip

Please meet at Royal Albert D.L.R on the Eastbound platform at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. We will be eating afterwards in the upstairs Chinese restaurant which overlooks London City Airport

Thu 8th June – Walk in St James's Park

Please meet at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm at St James’s Park Underground at the east end of the station. If you would like to attend evensong at Westminster Abbey prior to the event please let me know. The service starts at 5.00pm and you would need to meet us at the West Door of the Abbey at 4.30pm.

Thu 15th June – Narrowboat Trip

Please meet at Angel (Northern Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm.

Thu 22nd June – Swimming at Parliament Hill

Please meet at Gospel Oak (London Overground) at 6.20pm leaving at 6.35pm. We usually visit a pub afterwards called the Southampton Arms which is about five minutes walk from the Lydo

Thu 6th July – Barbecue at Laburnum Boat Club

Laburnum Street, Hackney London E2 8BH.. Please meet at Hoxton (London Overground) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. The club is about five minutes walk from the station. Alternatively you can make your own way. Please bring your own drink but all food is provided. If you are coming along for the first time and are vegetarian please let us know by 30 June.

Thu 20th July – Swimming at Parliament Hill

Please meet at Gospel Oak (London Overground) at 6.20pm leaving at 6.35pm. We usually visit a pub afterwards called the Southampton Arms which is about five minutes walk from the Lydo

Fri 4th August – Fundraising swim in the Serpentine

This is a daytime event. Please meet at Lancaster Gate (Central Line) at 10.30am. We will swim a minimum of ten lengths of the Serpentine swimming area. Cost is £3 to enter minimum donation.

Thu 10th August – Bell-boating at Shadwell

Please meet at Shadwell D.L.R at 6.15pm leaing at 6.30pm. Sighted assistance is available

Thu 17th August – Walk at Finsbury Park

Please meet at Finsbury Park at the BR Station exit at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. We will be heading for the Coronet 338-346 Holloway Rd LONDON N7 6NJ 020 7609 5014 afterwards from 8.00pm

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