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Success for Northants Swimmers at Blind Sport Gala

Posted: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:44

Success for Northants Swimmers at Blind Sport Gala

Four swimmers from Northants with a visual impairment recently participated in the British Blind Sport Swimming Gala and returned home from the event in Solihull with a brilliant combined total of 15 medals.

Seventeen year old Kian Saville (pictured) of Daventry Dolphins Swimming Club led the way winning gold medals in the 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke and a bronze in the 4 x 25m freestyle relay.

Twin sisters Scarlett and Eliza Humphrey of Northampton Swimming Club added another 7 medals to the Northants tally. Twelve year old Scarlett won gold in the 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle. Eliza won a gold in the 4 x 25m freestyle relay, silver in the 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle.

The youngest competitor from Northants was 7 year old Imogen Dodds who represented Wellingborough Swimming Club really well by winning gold medals in the 25m breaststroke and 25m backstroke. She also won a silver in the 25m freestyle.

Northamptonshire Sport's Disability Development Officer Graeme Wilson said the following regarding the achievements of the 4 swimmers from the county:

"Kian, Scarlett, Eliza and Imogen have all performed brilliantly at the British Blind Sport Swimming Gala. They've all done themselves, their clubs and the county proud! It's great to see yet another young group of para – swimmers from Northants coming through from the Talent ID events that we run in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association and performing so well at a national competition! I think they've all got a bright future ahead and wish them all the best for it!"

Anyone with a visual impairment, or any other disability who'd like to get involved in para – swimming should contact Northampton Swimming Club by phone on 01604 622264, or email enquiries@northamptonswimming.com.

If anyone with a visual impairment would like support to get involved in any form of physical activity they can contact British Blind Sport by phone on 01926 424247, or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Tags: Disability Sport, Featured, Swimming

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