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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

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.

Read more: http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2016/09/18/diplomat-swimmer-rebecca-meyers-dominates-in-paralympic-games/

Source: The College Reporter

Meyers golden at 2016 Rio Paralympics

2016 Becca Meyers Paralympian SwimmerBecca Meyers is wrapping up her fantastic performance in the at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the 100m freestyle this evening.

Competing in five events at her second Paralympics in classification 13 under visual impairment, Meyers has won three gold medals in the 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle and 100m butterfly. Meyers’ gold medal wins in the 400m freestyle and 100m butterfly are also world and personal records.

Live stream of 100m freestyle 5:31 PM EDT

Along with being Deaf since birth, Meyers also has Usher’s Syndrome, which qualified her to compete in the Paralympics. She is the only swimmer at the 2016 Rio Paralympics competing under the visually impaired classification who is Deaf as well. In 2015, Meyers was recognized as the ESPY Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

Meyers was part of the USA Deaf Swimming team at the 2009 Deaflympics as a 14-year old swimmer earning a bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay. She also finished 7th in 800m freestyle and 8th in 200m freestyle. At the 2012 London Paralympics, Meyers won the silver medal in the 200m individual medley, bronze in 100m freestyle and 5th in 50m freestyle.

Becca Meyers Profile

Results at 2016 Rio Paralympics

GOLD - 200m individual medley (2:24.66). (Link)

GOLD - 400m freestyle (4:19.59) World Record/Personal Record. (Link)

GOLD - 100m butterfly (1:03.25) World Record/Personal Record. (Link)

6TH PLACE - 50m freestyle (28.58) Personal Record. (Link)

100m freestyle - Tonight. (Link)

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