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Disability Swimmer of the Year 2008

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Read about the Kellogg’s/ASA Disability Swimmer of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2008.

Presented to a swimmer who has overcome a disability and continues to develop their swimming and achievements in the pool.

2008 Winners

Bronze: Sian Brookes; Weymouth, Dorset
Age 6
Sian has cerebal palsey and swimming has made a dramatic difference to her life and proved to be an excellent therapy. She's achieved her NPTS Level 1.

Joint Silver: Anna Wignall; Blackpool, Lancashire
Age 4
Anna has been blind from birth, but in just 6 months she has learnt to jump into the pool, flip onto her back and shout for Mum. She's achieved her Duckling 4 and 5m on her back and 3m on her front.

Joint Silver: Anabell Punshon
Anabell was born with ongenital Diaphragmatic Hernia – a condition which causes long term eating problems and chronic lung disease. Despite this she loves swimming and has achieved her 5, 10m & NPTS 1.

Gold: Kieran Ian Arron Johnstone; Paisley, Scotland
Age 16
Nominated by his mum for his amazing determination to swim one mile, which took him 2 hours 43 mins. Kieran has cerebral atrophty, cerebal palsy and spina bifida occultus but swimming is his passion and he  ften quotes he is the same as everyone else in the water.

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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