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Junior para-swimmers to compete for national honours

This weekend over 100 young swimmers will compete at the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre.

The event is organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport and funded by Swim England.

This unique partnership will provide a chance for young disabled swimmers to take part in a national competition. It will also provide talent development opportunities for them.

All of the swimmers are 10-16 years-old. The event is open to swimmers from all across the UK.

Competition is important for all young swimmers

Our CEO, Jane Nickerson, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to support this event. It is important that all our talented young swimmers have the opportunity to compete in national championships. I would like to wish all the competitors good luck and hope they enjoy competing in Sunderland.”

Andy Dalby-Welsh, Deputy Chief Executive for EFDS, said: “We are extremely pleased to be organising this junior event, which we have added to our 2017 programme.

“For many swimmers it will be their first national competition experience. This is testament to the amount of work delivered at grassroots level to introduce new swimmers and grow participation.”

Spectator tickets are available to buy on the door and results from the competition are available from the Sports Systems website.

Click here to follow the action from the event on Twitter using #JuniorSwim17.

Click here to find out more about the English Federation of Disability Sport.