Congratulations to all those swimmers who have been nominated by Great Britain Deaf Swimming Club to represent GB at next years Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. We are striving to have the team ratified by GB Deaflympics as soon as possible in order to allow you to plan for the event and celebrate your achievement on selection. We will be setting up a dedicated page for Deaflympics news.
Jack McComish (21) had a great couple of weeks competing at the West District Short course championships in Glasgow & then last weekend at the BUCS in Sheffield. Jack hopes his times he set will be updated as European records as he is still waiting for ratification from his previous swims some time ago. Jack managed to lower all 3 of his unofficial short course European records in 50/100 & 200 breaststroke. Great swimming & Well done!!
GB Deaf swimming had a hugely successful night at the DSPY 2016 awards with Danielle Joyce (20) following up from her success as Youth Deaf Sports Personality of the Year at the last event in 2014 with Runner up in the top category of Sports Personality of the Year to Andrew Rees (pictured below). Danielles award capped a great few weeks for her winning Sports personality of the year at the North Ayrshire Community sports awards locally and being voted into 3rd place in the most recent Worlds Deaf sportswoman of the year by the ICSD (International Committee for Sport for the Deaf). Also involved in the success was club member Rod Oaten as part of the successful Deaf Golf team.
Club Chairman Brian Baxter & Head Coach
Sam Chamberlain congratulating DSPY 2016
winner Andrew Rees. The club would again like to thank Andrew & the 5 Deaf Otters (who were also shortlisted at the DSPY awards) for their fundraising efforts for the club.