Monday, June 18, 2018
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By Braden Keith

Olivet Nazarene University is hosting a swim camp for Deaf and hard of hearing swimmers ages 8-17 with an eagerness to learn. This is an extremely rare opportunity to experience a life-changing week in the pool. The goal of this camp is to help each swimmer gain confidence and improve his or her skills. ONU is proud to offer the same championship coaching to your swimmer that propelled the ONU teams to the 2016 NAIA National Championship, where the men were national champions and the women were runner-ups.

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Source: Swim Swam

Being deaf is no barrier to sport thanks to Scots charity

By Holly Lennon

Growing up deaf, 19-year-old Louise Sloan, from Mauchline in East Ayrshire, often felt isolated from her peers when she took part in sports.

But now thanks to the work of a Scottish charity, she is not only participating but is in training to become a swimming instructor - something she never would have dreamed of as a child.

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Source: The Scotsman

Medal haul for Letisha at British Deaf Swimming Championships

Team MicroGaming Isle of Man Para-Swimming’s youngest member, Letisha Ellis, travelled to Nottingham University recently to compete in the British Deaf Swimming Championships as an 11-year-old in the 13-and-under category.

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Source: IOM Today

Deaf swimmers make splash

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationBrantford's Brandon VanWyk helped make history as the national deaf swim team competed at its first Swimming Canada event.

"It was a great weekend overall," VanWyk said about the Speedo Western Canadian Open, Feb. 18-21, in Winnipeg.

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Source: Paris Star

Residential for deaf young people to train as swimming assistants

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is holding a residential course aimed at helping deaf young people aged 16-25 years to achieve an ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification.

A group of 16 young people will be selected to spend four days learning swimming theory and technique and getting hands on experience of teaching swimming. The tutor will be fully qualified and deaf-aware, and communication support will be provided. The course is being delivered in association with IoS Training.

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Source: Swimming


By Lauren Neigh

The Canadian Deaf National Swimming Program is pleased to announce that the Canadian Deaf National Swimming Team will be competing together at a Swimming Canada event for the first time at the upcoming Speedo Western Canadian Open to be held in Winnipeg, February 18-21, 2016.

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Source: Swim Swam

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