Disability Swimmer of the Year 2008
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.
Bronze: Sian Brookes; Weymouth, Dorset
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
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
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.