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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.

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/stevenston-swimming-sensation-danielle-joyce-11614759

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.

Read more: https://sportfirst.sportscotland.org.uk/articles/swim-in-the-fast-lane/

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.

Read more: http://limpingchicken.com/2017/10/13/sarah-sharrock-my-passion-for-swimming/

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.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2vbzoQf

Source: Tindle Newspapers Ltd.

Deaf swimmer makes another attempt to cross Lake Ontario, set record

By Jeff Lagerquist

2017 Brenda LussierDozens gathered at a rocky beach in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ont. on Sunday to support Brenda Lussier’s third attempt at swimming across Lake Ontario. They clapped and cheered as she waded into the water and took her first few strokes.

Latest update - Press release on status of swim

But the Guelph, Ont. native paid them no mind. Partly because she was focused on getting a good start to a swim that could take 24 hours to complete, but mostly because she’s deaf.

Read more & view video: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/deaf-swimmer-makes-another-attempt-to-cross-lake-ontario-set-record-1.3544308?autoPlay=true

Source: CTV News

*Photo courtesy of Silent Swim.

‘It makes me feel equal’: A deaf Gallaudet swimmer pushes NCAA to change rules, adopt technology

By Marissa Payne

GallaudetFaye Frez-Albrecht was just approaching the starting blocks at the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships when the referee blew his whistle, kicking off the 400-meter individual medley. The 24-year-old Gallaudet athlete — who is deaf and legally blind — couldn’t hear it, of course, nor could she see the referee gesturing that the race was about to begin.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/07/27/it-makes-me-feel-equal-a-deaf-gallaudet-swimmer-pushes-ncaa-to-change-rules-adopt-technology/?utm_term=.5266f484179f

Source: The Washington Post

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