Performance Swimming in Kirklees

Special Olympic Y&H Regional – November 2019

It is easy to come away from a gala and feel proud of your swimmers but today I was humbled to be a part of this team. We arrived in Harrogate for the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional competition and a full programme – 17 teams and 170 swimmers taking part.   Four of our seven swimmers were progressing from 25m races to 50m races, not the easiest of transitions, especially in backstroke event where the turn is in shallow water and backwards (easy to stop or put your foot down!!).  We were thrilled that all four sailed through in great form – the development for these swimmers was huge, and they certainly showed us their potential! 

With no disqualifications, the team came away with 2 Golds, 3 Silvers and 4 Bronze and an amazing 3 Personal Bests! All our swimmers were outstanding giving 110% on every race performed.  Well done to all the BOK disability swimming squad!

Alison Rank, Coach.

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