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“The best bit was the banter!” Charlie Swinbourne: What it’s like to take a fitness class in BSL with a Deaf instructor

About two years ago, I started getting fitter through swimming (check out my blog on why swimming is a great sport for Deaf people), and more recently, by going to the gym.

I feel a lot better for it, but the challenge of swimming up and down a pool, or doing a regular programme in the gym, is coping with the sheer repetitiveness of it.

Read more: http://limpingchicken.com/2016/02/11/the-best-thing-was-the-banter-charlie-swinbourne-what-its-like-to-take-a-fitness-class-in-bsl-with-a-deaf-instructor/

Source: The Limping Chicken

OAS to hold day snow camp for teens who are deaf, hard of hearing

A young boy fell off his couch after jumping up and down with joy from finding out he would get to go to the Oregon Adaptive Sports Snow Camp for teenagers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Like this boy and many other people who are deaf and hard of hearing, live in a world that is hearing. Each day consists of navigating through a world of sound where the primary mode of communication is spoken language.

Read more: http://www.ktvz.com/news/OAS-to-hold-day-snow-camp-for-teens-who-are-deaf-hard-of-hearing/37909382

Source: KTVZ

Marlee Matlin Disappointed By Super Bowl Tv Snub

Deaf actress Marlee Matlin was "genuinely surprised" to discover her stint signing for Lady GaGa at the Super Bowl was cut from the TV broadcast.

The Oscar winner took on the job of translating the singer's performance of the U.S. National Anthem into American Sign Language on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf during the football extravaganza in Santa Clara, California on Sunday (07Feb16).

Read more: http://www.contactmusic.com/marlee-matlin/news/marlee-matlin-disappointed-by-super-bowl-tv-snub_5124592

Source: Contact Music

Kilsyth coach Brent Reid sets the tone for deaf sport

By Sam Bidley

Deaf Sports AustraliaA KILSYTH man who didn’t even know a deaf person before 2013 has been named the 2015 Deaf Sports Australia Coach of the year.

Brent Reid’s life has changed dramatically in the past two years.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/kilsyth-coach-brent-reid-sets-the-tone-for-deaf-sport/news-story/77a827910186a188423620657ceb8209

Source: Leader

Preston trampoline club helping deaf people get into sport

A top trampoline club is jumping for joy after becoming the first sports club in the country to be awarded a quality assurance mark by UK Deaf Sport for their work to help deaf people get into sport.

Preston City Trampoline Club (PCTC) has been given DEAFinitely Inclusive accreditation status by UK Deaf Sport, after completing one of the National Disability Sport Organisation’s schemes.

Read more: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/preston-trampoline-club-helping-deaf-people-get-into-sport-1-7704987

Source: Lancashire Evening Post

Deaf Rugby - Making a Difference

By Chris Heal

Having a disability shouldn’t stop you playing a sport you love. In the past, it may have done, but over the last few years, disability sport has grown stronger.

Rather than focusing solely on the athletes’ disability, the emphasis has now switched to the athletic achievements of the sportsmen and women taking part and that’s the way it should be.

Read more at: http://www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk/deaf-rugby-making-a-difference/14510.htm

Source: Talking Rugby Union

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