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.

Accessibility - Text Only - Display Options - Accessibility

This content is old and no longer maintained. For the latest articles, advice and more go to Go Swimming.

Disability Swimmer of the Year

Share this page

Read all about the Disability Swimmer of the Year from the 2010 Kellogg’s ASA Swimtastic Awards.

GOLD - Eva Higgins, 3-years old from Flixton, Manchester

Video Playback Unavailable

Despite being just three, Eva can swim well over 100m with no arm bands or floats. She can also do a roly-poly and dive to the bottom of the pool unassisted.

Her achievements would be impressive for any child but Eva has cystic fibrosis and often can’t go swimming when she is undergoing treatment.

Her parents believe swimming, and the teaching of Mark Johnson from Aqua Babies Manchester, has helped Eva increase her lung strength and improve her health.

SILVER - Sarah Willes, 8-years old from Chingford, London

Sarah loves swimming and was hugely excited to be promoted in her learn to swim class recently.

She was also delighted when she earned her first Kellogg’s ASA award.

Sarah’s physiotherapist suggested that she took up swimming to strengthen her upper body because she has CHARGE syndrome – a condition which includes sensory impairment and co-ordination problems.

Her physio is impressed with the improvement Sarah has made since starting swimming.

BRONZE - Charlotte Hailstone, 7-years old from Ipswich

Charlotte has been swimming for the past two years and has achieved a number of badges, including her 50m badge.

Doctors warned Charlotte would never swim because she is paralysed down one side of her body but thanks to her determination and commitment she’s proved them wrong and tries to swim every week.

Useful?

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.

Accessibility - Text Only - Display Options - Accessibility

© 2014 British Swimming & The ASA. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy