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Young para-swimmers show talent at National Championships

This weekend (14-15 March 2020) more than 100 young para-swimmers took part at the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships. Held at Sunderland Aquatics Centre, Activity Alliance organised the event in partnership with Swim England.

Swimmer in pool.

For many of the swimmers aged 10-18 years old, the Championships are a starting block for national competition. Many top world and Paralympic medallists discovered their talent at this junior event.

Jane Nickerson, Swim England Chief Executive, said:

“It was great to see so many youngsters having a wonderful time at the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships. Activity Alliance and Sunderland City Council did a sterling job in running the event and I’d like to thank them for their efforts in ensuring it was a success.”

Activity Alliance is the leading national charity focussed on disabled people’s inclusion in sport and active recreation. The events programme is renowned in working with partners to ensure more disabled children and adults can access opportunities.

Jannine Walker, Activity Alliance’s National Events Manager, said:

“We’re proud to work in partnership with Swim England on this and other swimming Championships. This weekend, so many young disabled people were able to experience a national competition, meet their rivals and break personal bests. Our thanks go to the volunteers, Swim England, SOS and Sunderland City Council for their support.”

Results from the Championships are available online here.