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902km of guts, grit and glory: Olympic Medalist is putting himself to the test for South African youth

By Brett Lindeque

South Africa FlagRenowned athlete and Olympic Medalist Terence Parkin is taking on an incredible test of stamina and strength in an effort to raise money for the Deaf Children’s Learn to Swim and Water Safety Programme.

Parkin plans to cycle, swim and canoe a mammoth 902km between Johannesburg and Durban in order to generate funds for young South Africans with disabilities.

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​Albury swimmer Brooke King on track for Australian Deaf Games

By Brett Kohlhagen

2018 Deaf Australian GamesALBURY swimmer Brooke King has set herself for a big performance in next month’s Australian Deaf Games after grabbing a swag of medals at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide.

King set two national records on her way to picking up one gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

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Source: The Border Mail

Stevenston swimming sensation Danielle Joyce in the frame for top sports honour

By Clair Fullarton and Irvine Herald

UK Deaf SportSwimming sensation Danielle Joyce admits she still has to pinch herself when she looks back on her extraordinary double gold medal at the Deaflympics – a feat she calls “the best moment in my life”.

The 21-year-old from Stevenston stole the show at the Deaflympics in Turkey in the summer as she put on an inspirational display to win gold in the 100m and 50m freestyle and two bronze medals in the 50m backstroke and 4x100m mixed relay.

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Source: Daily Record

Swimming in the fast lane

National Deaf Childrens SocietyYoung deaf swimmers in Scotland will continue to enjoy the benefits of the Deaf-Friendly Swimming project for a further two years, thanks to National Lottery funding through the Big Lottery's Young Start scheme.

The project, managed by the National Deaf Children’s Society and underpinned by strong partnerships with organisations including Scottish Swimming and Scottish Disability Sport, aims to support deaf young people and their families, helping them to access aquatics. Deaf young people and their families will be able to take part in swimming lessons, come try days, family events and pool parties, and access a coach bursary scheme. Swimming teachers will be able to attend workshops, complete online courses and make use of resources and a toolkit to help make their lessons inclusive.

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Source: SportFirst

Sarah Sharrock: My passion for swimming

Limping ChickenSwimming is the sport and pastime that is drilled into many of us as children.

We have lessons as part of the primary school curriculum, we go to the local swimming pool once or twice a week, and most of us like to splash about in a pool when we’re on holiday.

Many of also swim because the hydrotherapy has considerable physical and mental health benefits.

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Source: The Limping Chicken

Letisha breaks five-year-old British record to finish season

By Lee Holland

Great Britain FlagLetisha Ellis has ended her season on a high by becoming the first member of team Microgaming Isle of Man Para Swimming to break a British age group record.

Letisha set the new GB deaf swimming record in the 12 years’ 50-metre freestyle event twice in a matter of weeks as she finished the season in style.

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Source: Tindle Newspapers Ltd.

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