KIRKLEES Special Needs Swimming Squad have splashed out on extra equipment thanks to a donation.
The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has given £1,000 to enable the squad to buy flotation aids and training equipment.
The foundation is backed by the YBS and its staff and members.
It supports charities helping the elderly, children and people suffering hardship.
Huddersfield's branch nominated the squad, which was formed five years ago by a group of parents of children with Down's Syndrome.
Originally it was just a fun swimming club - but now it is a thriving squad with swimmers with various disabilities entering national competitions.
There are even hopes that some of the swimmers will compete in the 2012 Special Olympics.
Coach Gemma Ripley said their success had been made possible by support from parents and funding from Kirklees Council.
Kirklees Active Leisure, which manages leisure facilities for the council, has provided facilities and staff.
The Round Table and Holset Engineering have also helped with money.
The Holset grant was matched by the Government as part of its scheme to increase sports participation.
Gemma said: "We would not have been able to give the young swimmers this opportunity but for parents' support and funding.
"We thank them all for helping make us what we are today.
"The swimmers have reached levels we could never have dreamed of and the excitement does not stop there."
In the summer, the squad will hold its first swimming gala for young people with learning disabilities.
It will double as a recruitment event for new squad members, who will join in 2007.
She said the company was pleased to be able to help the squad continue its success.
She said: "We are delighted to support the squad. The group has some very talented young swimmers. I hope the new equipment will help the squad training to optimum fitness and I'm looking forward to cheering them on to glory."