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Becca Meyers, Brad Snyder nominated for more ESPYs

By Braden Keith

American swimmers Becca Meyers and Brad Snyder have both been nominated for ESPY Awards in the Best Athlete with a Disability categories.

They join 4 other swimmers who were also nominated for awards – Michael Phelps was nominated for Best Male Athlete and Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete, and Katie Ledecky was nominated for the Female equivalent categories. Individual gold medalists and history-makers Ryan Murphy and Simone Manuel were also nominated for Best U.S. Olympic Athlete.

Read more: https://swimswam.com/becca-meyers-brad-snyder-nominated-espys/

Source: Swim Swam

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.

Read more: http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/sport/more-sport/doncaster-school-for-the-deaf-youngsters-claim-county-swimming-title-1-8600883

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.

Read more: http://www.voicenews.com/life/st-clair-city-council-honors-student-athlete-molly-likins/article_28fc3bdd-7f61-5e3d-9d42-4d19cf7cf27c.html

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.

Read more: http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/sport/kieran-holdbrook-enjoys-week-with-great-britain-squad-in-loughborough-1-4983153

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.

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scottish-swimming-sensation-who-represented-9915876

Source: Daily Record

USA DEAF SWIMMING SEEKS TALENT FOR 2017 DEAFLYMPICS

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.

Read more: https://swimswam.com/usa-deaf-swimming-seeks-talent-2017-deaflympics/

Source: Swim Swam

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