Disability Swimmer of the Year
Read about the Kellogg’s/ASA Disability Swimmer of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2007.
Presented to a swimmer who has overcome a disability and continues to develop their swimming and achievements in the pool.
Gold: James Pout; St Helens
Due to a birth injury James has Erb’s palsy, which has left him unable to use his left arm. He started swimming when he was four and started beating ablebodied swimmers when he was seven. Aged eight he did a qualifying time for the DSE junior championships but wasn’t old enough to compete. When he was ten he won gold in the under 14 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m and 100m backstroke and freestyle at the DSE championships, and also had four qualifying time for the senior championships.