Teesdale swimmers strike gold, silver and bronze at Special Olympics GB National Summer Games (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Teesdale swimmers strike gold, silver and bronze at Special Olympics GB National Summer Games
SWIMMERS from County Durham struck gold, silver and bronze in a national competition at the weekend.
The seven-strong team from Teesdale came home from the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games with a haul of six gold medals, six silver and four bronze.
The swimmers train weekly at the Teesdale Leisure Centre pool, in Barnard Castle, under the watchful eye of delighted coach Christine Taylour (correct spelling).
“I could not have asked any more of them. Their starts, finishing and strokes were perfect,” she said.
The games are the biggest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the country and are held ever four years.
This year's games were staged over five days in Bath and attracted 1,700 competitors from across England, Scotland and Wales, who took part in 12 sports.
The Teesdale swimmers – Gemma Barrett, Nicola Brown, Pauline Lazaro, Janathan Taylour, Chris Lewins, Andrew Henderson and Kit Heyward – all stay in supported living units in Barnard Castle.
They were part of a 21-strong group of swimmers representing the Northern region, who in turn were part of a 104 member team from the region.
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