Yes you can!

Ladies, if you've had cancer, join Swimming After Surgery and soon you'll be able to face the world

Swimming After Surgery

Logo newSwimming After Surgery (SAS) does exactly as it says on the tin. Helps ladies rebuild their lives after cancer surgery. So what is stopping you? Go and dip your toes in.

The SAS session aims to boost your self esteem to do more, enjoy more and feel better, also it is hoped that you will increase your confidence to access mainstream swimming sessions in the future.

So what are you waiting for? Come along to our next session, or if you want any more information, or just a chat, call Fiona on 07580 021149.

You can also download our brochure

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund Swimming After Surgery (SAS) sessions to help ladies recover from cancer surgery/diagnosis.

Please donate at our Crowd Funding page

Long way to go!

Image 2017We’re swimming from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of 93,000 lengths between all the ladies in the sessions from May to November to raise funds for Swimming After Surgery sessions. We hope to beat what we achieved last year.

 

 

 
Fi at No 10

Our founder at Number 10

Fiona was lucky enough to visit Number 10 Downing Street on the 29th of March 2017

 

 

 

Shropshire Star Jan 2017

We have lots to celebrate.

Our founder had a second mastectomy in June this year and is now finally classed as cancer free and does not have to attend breast clinic ever again. So 25 years of hospital appointments are finally at an end.

The project has attracted 16 new swimmers to the pool this year alone and have four waiting to complete their treatment before they can attend the swimming sessions.

On 10th October the project will be holding its first ever pink tea party fundraising event, where you’ve guessed it, most things will be pink.

The project has also rebranded its website and publications and with the thanks of Sue Williams from Sioux’s WordPress the website is kept up to date.

Awards

2015

Nominated at the Care with Confidence Awards – Swimming After Surgery (SAS)

Winner Outstanding Achievement Award Fiona Smith Founder of Swimming After Surgery (SAS)

Macmillan Volunteer Awards 2015

Macmillan Cancer Support presents the Cancer Champion Award to Fiona Smith in recognition of influencing and innovation in cancer care

2014

Fiona Smith Volunteer of the Year Award Energize Awards 2014

ASA Aquaforce Awards 2014 West Midlands Fiona Smith Winner for outstanding Contribution to swimming in the community.

2013

Energize Awards 2013 –Swimming After Surgery (SAS) Finalist for the Community Project of the Year Award

Pride of Shropshire – People’s Champion

Finalist – Fiona Smith

2012

Energize Awards – Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin County Sports Partnership

Swimming After Surgery (SAS) – Finalist in the Newcomer of the Year award

Fiona Smith – Finalist for Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding work with Swimming After Surgery (SAS)

Swimming After Surgery (SAS) Finalist in the Innovative Community Project of the Year Award – in recognition of the project’s outstanding work to improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of women recovering from surgery.

Telford and Wrekin Active Lifestyles Awards 2012

Innovative Project of the Year – Runner Up – Swimming After Surgery (SAS)

Volunteer of the Year – Winner – Fiona Smith – Swimming After Surgery (SAS)

Active Lifestyles of the Year – Runner Up – Swimming After Surgery (SAS)

2011

BBC Big Splash National swim hero award – Fiona Smith