Northants Trio Shine at British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:17
Three young swimmers with a visual impairment from the county recently performed very well at the British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala that was held at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull.
Kian Saville, aged 15 who is a member of the Daventry Dolphins Swimming Club won 3 gold medals for breast, back and front crawl and 1 silver medal for the individual medley.
However what was quite remarkable was the fact that at 6pm the previous evening, he was hooked up to the dosing machine receiving his weekly chemotherapy treatment. 16 months ago, Kian (who has a rare genetic condition called Neurofibramatosis) was an in patient at the Birmingham Children's Hospital to have tumours removed from his brain.
Scarlett and Eliza Humphrey aged 10yrs from West Haddon were also at this event for their first VI swimming gala. Scarlett won 2 gold medals for 25m backstroke and a relay event, whilst twin sister Eliza won silver for 25m backstroke.
For more information and advice on sporting opportunities for people with a visual impairment either go to the British Blind Sport website, or contact them directly by phoning 01926 424247, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.