Ryde swimming club welcomes new funds

By Press Release Oct 4, 2021

Ryde Swimming Club, based at the Waterside Pool, has received a grant of over £2,000 from the Made by Sport, Clubs in Crisis fund.

Like most swimming clubs, Ryde has struggled financially following the closures caused by the Covid pandemic. The club are now using their grant of £2,021 to build the club back up to full strength, while supporting athletes to return back to training and help prevent them from leaving the sport.

Todd Miller, general manager at Waterside Community Trust, which runs the pool, said: “This funding will provide more coaches to enable the club to continue training local talent and producing more great swimmers on our Island.”

Jacqui Scott, HIWCF chief executive added: “We would like to thank Made By Sport for investing in sports at this time. These grants are making a real difference to the lives of local young people, providing them with fantastic opportunities to develop their skills and confidence after all the challenges and disruption they have experienced over the past 18 months.

“It is vital that we use sport as a tool to bring young people together to be more active and healthy which, in the longer term, will help to bring our communities together.”