It was in 1949 that James (‘Mac’) and Phyl McMillan (who were both, in their lifetimes, honoured by the Queen with an MBE for their work in swimming for disabled people) began their work, developing the Halliwick Concept, a concept that continues to this day, now used worldwide.

Halliwick Penguins Swimming Club was the first Halliwick club, started by ‘Mac’ and Phyl in Enfield that year.

Last week, with the help of the Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Patricia Ekechi and others , they celebrated with the unveiling of a plaque at the pool they now use in Southgate, North London, remembering the history of Halliwick swimming and how great it is that it continues and grows.  We offer them our warm congratulations too!

Read the full story on the club’s website here.

Read more about the history of Halliwick swimming here.