Swimmers set for early season racing in Sheffield
21st November 2012
Britain’s top disability swimmers will be heading back into the water this weekend at the Nationwide Open Short Course Swimming Championships which is taking place in Sheffield from the 24th – 25th November.
Brtiain’s elite including Paralympic gold medallists Ellie Simmonds, Jessica-Jane Applegate and Josef Craig will be making their return to the pool for the first time after glory in London.
The three-day competition will also see multi-Paralympic medallist Jim Anderson saying his final farewell to the sport after announcing his retirement last month.
Paralympic Champion Craig is looking forward to be back in the water but knows that racing while in hard training will be a good test for him.
“I really can’t wait to race again,” Craig said. “To get back in and push myself in hard training is going to be good. It will be my first race since the Paralympics and I am excited to see how much I have improved.
“It’s going to be good to be in the racing zone again. Although I’m not setting myself any determined targets I want to see how I do and where I am with my training.