To extend the social nature of the group, most years we have at least one short break overseas for regular members, with friends and partners welcome to join us. In the year's we attend competitions elsewhere in the UK, many regular members and partners come along to support us, and enjoy a weekend away.
We provide our own lifeguards for the majority of our sessions. These are regular Shoals members, who have had their lifeguard training and qualification paid for by Shoals in return for providing lifeguard cover at our sessions. We are always on the lookout for more members who would like to qualify
SNORKELLING - NEW FOR 2016
Snorkelling can add an extra dimension to your sun-and-sea holiday, allowing you to see what's under the waves. If you've ever enjoyed looking at critters in rock pools, it's like that, but better. In the swimming pool you'll enjoy the streamlined efficiency of swimming with fins, gliding along the bottom of the pool without the water turbulence you get at the surface. Our volunteers both have previous experience as scuba and snorkel instructors and have a range of different fins, masks and snorkels which you can borrow.
Activate was a Sport England-funded project, designed to encourage LGBT people in the area to try new sports, and challenge homophobia in sport, after feedback that there was not enough provision for the community.
July 2018 saw the official conclusion of the Sport England funding for the Activate programme at Birmingham LGBT. We’ve been privileged to have four years support in total, after the initial three-year grant was extended to bring our community an extra year of sport and fitness activities in the light of the many positive benefits this was showing.
A reduced programme of activities will continue weekly at the Birmingham LGBT Centre and you can walk, run, swim, climb, or play football, rugby, badminton and water polo with Birmingham’s fantastic LGBT and inclusive sport groups. You can find out more here
For further details complete the form below, or call us on 0121 346 1522.