Northants para – swimmers impress at Nationals
Posted: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:27
Seven para – swimmers from Northants recently competed in the National Championships which were held in Manchester and returned with an impressive total of 36 medals.
Ellie Robinson of Northampton Swimming club fresh from her success at the Paralympics in Rio led the way for the county's swimmers winning 10 gold medals and one silver.
Ellie's club mate Maisie Summers - Newton who recently had success at the National school Games won 3 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze.
Twin sisters Scarlett and Eliza Humphrey who were also representing Northampton Swimming Club in the S12 classification events for swimmers with a visual impairment had a very successful weekend at the event winning a total of 8 medals between them. Scarlett won 4 gold and Eliza 4 silver.
William Perry also impressed in the S6 male classification category with the Northampton Swimming Club member winning 2 gold and 3 silver.
The final competitor for Northampton Swimming Club was Cohen O'Dell who was making his debut at the event and finished a very credible 5th in the S6 50M freestyle.
Daventry Dolphins were represented at the event by Kian Saville who did very well and achieved personal best times in all six of the events that he competed in.
Northamptonshire Sport's Disability Development Officer Graeme Wilson said the following regarding the performances of the Northants para – swimmers at the event:
"It's brilliant to see Northants being represented so well on the national stage by these seven young swimmers. While we already know about the now established talents of Ellie and Maisie who have achieved so much over the last 4 years and continue to progress, it's now also great to see new emerging talent coming through who have been inspired by their success. The experience will no doubt stand them in good stead and if they continue to work hard under the great coaching they are receiving at their respective clubs then hopefully they'll achieve more success as well as inspiring others themselves in the future!"
If anyone with a disability, or sensory impairment is interested in swimming and may also like to become a para – swimmer in the future then they should contact Northampton Swimming Club either by phone on 01604 622264, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.