John made quite a splash at Grangemouth’s swimming Gala

March 21, 2016

Swimmers from across Central Scotland, made the trip to Grangemouth sports complex recently for Grangemouth’s swimming Gala.

Competitors were competing to bring home gold, silver and bronze medals spanning across a number of different swimming disciplines.

Chris Allison, Service Manager at Clare House said the event had been “inspirational”.

“It was so impressive to see John do so well. The swimmers and spectators were so enthusiastic,” he said.

John, won not one but three medals at the gala, silver for back crawl, silver for front crawl and a fantastic Gold for breast stroke.

John’s potential for swimming was picked up by his support team at Clare House and he was encouraged and supported to find a local club where he could develop his love of swimming. John joined the Arion Swimming Club 3 years ago and has never looked back. He swims twice a week completing an amazing 50 lengths of the 50m Olympic size swimming pool at each session. He also trains weekly with the swimming club focusing on technique and speed. John is no stranger to winning medals, however, with many under his belt already and loves every minute of his training and competing.

John said, “I feel proud of myself. I have achieved something for the club and for myself. Hopefully I will get to the Olympics one day.”

John is not alone in his love of swimming with another friend at Clare House also training with him weekly. Darren also swims sensationally well and will be taking part in the Special Olympics next year.

Clare House is incredibly proud of John and Darren and support them to achieve to their goals both in everyday life and ambitions for their sport. Both live with Prader Willi Syndrome and are supported by Clare House to lead an active, healthy lifestyle which is imperative to their long term wellbeing.

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