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British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala 2022

Students from NCW jumped in at the deep end on Saturday 5 March as they took part in the annual British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala!
29 Mar 2022
Written by Amy Woodward
Student News
NCW student stood in front of a British blind sports banner with a medal on after competing in races
NCW student stood in front of a British blind sports banner with a medal on after competing in races

Students from NCW jumped in at the deep end on Saturday 5 March as they took part in the annual British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala!

Along with Mrs Price, Head of PE, and Mrs Wallcroft, a group of fearless and competitive students from various year groups travelled to Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull for the event which attracted participants from across the country.

The day was a huge success with young people competing in individual backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle races, as well as relay events for the opportunity to win a braille medal! For a number of children, it is the first time they have been able to swim competitively against other children who have a vision impairment.

NCW students represented the school brilliantly, and threw themselves in (literally!) to the various organised events.

Not one student came away empty handed, it was medals galore! 
Students also got to meet Rebecca Redfern, British vision impaired para-swimmer who spurred them on and gave some words of wisdom.

In addition to the main competition, BBS welcomed swimmers to join in with some fun pool games and even face their fears to have a go at diving with Swim England Diving.

Students involved in the day included;
Stevie, Harley, Daniel, Amelie, Jamie, George, Kacey, Maxwell, Natalie, Roman, Khadijah, Honey, Ciara, Carys, Tom W and Asal – with all students taking home a medal for their swimming efforts!

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