Enigma swimming club – sv√łmmeklub for transpersoner i London.

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Gerry Small stiftede i april 2006 “Enigma swimming club” i London.
Han oplyste, at han havde erfaret, at mange transseksuelle selv efter k√łnsskifteoperation havde vanskeligheder ved at komme i sv√łmmehaller.
Som f√łlge deraf oprettede han klubben, der har en sv√łmmehal for sig selv, n√•r de sv√łmmer. Det g√łr, at der ingen problemer er med hensyn til omkl√¶dning, badning m.v. Alle bruger de faciliteter, som de f√łler sig bedst tilpas ved.

L√łrdag den 12. august 2006 kl. 18 – 20 holder klubben sit f√łrste “TranSplash party” for alle interesserede i Britannia Leisure Pool, Hyde Rd, London N1 (N√¶rmeste undergrundsstation: Old Street).
Tilmelding via e-mails til enigmaclub@aol.com

(Splash betyder spr√łjte plaske).

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Onsdag den 8. august 2006 modtog jeg (Tina Thranesen) via e-mail information om “Enigma swimming club” og dens arrangement den 12. august 2006.
Da foreningen ikke har nogen hjemmeside, bringes indholdet af e-mailen herunder.

I set up the Enigma Club in April when I discovered that a surprising number of transpeople, even after successful surgery, are unable to access ordinary swimming facilities due to anxieties and embarrassment.
The group has been growing gradually by word-of-mouth. It is mostly transmen at present as I initially discussed it at FTM London. I am hoping that with a bit of advertising the balance will become more representative of the community.

This swimming club is open to all transpeople whether pre- or post- op or not considering operations. It is held in a swimming pool which is not overlooked and it is our private session. People wear the swimwear that they feel comfortable in. Tee-shirts (not baggy), shorts or leggings are all acceptable options. The changing rooms are individual cubicles in a mixed space with a communal shower. This deals entirely with the issues of ‘which one do I use? It is a completely safe
environment.

The Enigma Club is a private members club has a membership fee of £45 pa plus £5 per swim. The sessions are on the second and fourth weeks of each month.

Enigma Club is hosting the first TranSplash event, on Saturday 12th August between 6-8pm, at the Britannia Leisure Centre, Hyde Rd, London N1 (nearest tube: Old Street). Nibbles and Soft Drinks provided.

TranSplash is the chance for a mixing of the communities, for people to show their support of transpeople, and also for club members to get used to showing their bodies to other people in a safe space. The TranSplash event is open to club members, their friends, families and ALL LGBT-friendly people.

TranSplash tickets: £15/£7.50 concessions, £5 to Enigma Club members.
Membership available on request. For further info email enigmaclub@aol.com

Hope you can join us!
Gerry Small