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Doncaster School for the Deaf youngsters claim county swimming title

Doncaster School for the DeafDoncaster School for the Deaf finished fourth in the Panathlon Northern Swimming Finals at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.

Over 10,000 children with disabilities and special needs compete in Panathlon’s sporting events every year, giving them the opportunity to take part in competitive sport that they are so often denied elsewhere.

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Source: Doncaster Free Press

St. Clair City Council honors student-athlete Molly Likins

By Jim Bloch

US Deaf SwimmingThe city of St. Clair recently updated the honors bestowed upon Molly Likins, a 16-year-old swimmer, weightlifter, softball player and honor student at St. Clair High School.

Mayor Bill Cedar discussed Likins’ accomplishments at the city council’s regular meeting on April 17 and presented her with a certificate of achievement.

It was the second time Likins has been recognized by the council. Last September, Cedar presented her with a certificate of recognition on the same night state Sen. Phil Pavlov honored her achievements.

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Source: The Voice

Kieran Holdbrook enjoys week with Great Britain squad in Loughborough

UK Deaf Sport NewLondon Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club’s Kieran Holdbrook spent last week with the Great Britain Deaf Swimming Club in preparation for the upcoming Deaf Olympics.

The 17-year-old was selected by GB coaches to compete in the ‘Deaflympics’ in July after a string of impressive performances.

As part of Holdbrook’s training with Great Britain, he competed in the annual Deaf Championships and earned plenty of success.

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Source: Ilford Recorder

Scottish swimming sensation who represented Team GB denied government backing for Deaflympics

By Jamie Shuttleworth

UK Deaf SportDanielle Joyce has represented Great Britain across the globe but is struggling to receive funding from the Scottish Government.

The Scottish swimming sensation, 20, has an extensive list of achievements including nine world records and proudly carried the Commonwealth Games torch through her home town of Stevenson, Ayrshire.

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Source: Daily Record


By Laruen Neidigh

US Deaf SwimmingUSA Deaf Swimming has put out a call to identify talented swimmers who are interested in representing the United States at the 2017 Deaflympics. The Games will take place this summer in Samsun, Turkey from July 18th to July 30th, 2017. The team will be selected based on who has the fastest qualifying times.

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Source: Swim Swam

Diplomat swimmer Rebecca Meyers dominates in Paralympic Games

By Camille Estrin

2016 ParalympicsFranklin & Marshall’s Rebecca Meyers has been swimming in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, which began on September 7, and concluded on September 18. Meyers has already accomplished a great deal, earning a total of four medals out of the five events she competed in: three gold and one silver.

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Source: The College Reporter

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