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SALFORD SWIMMER WINS GOLD AT BRITISH CEREBRAL PALSY CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

Star date: 8th May 2016

JACOB WINS BACKSTROKE GOLD

12 year old Jacob Chambers, from Eccles, has become National Age Group Champion at the British Cerebral Palsy Championships in Nottingham, where he won a gold medal in the 50metre Backstroke.

Jacob also won bronze medals in the 50m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle, despite competing against swimmers up to two years older than himself.

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Salford Swimming Success at Cerebral Palsy Championships Salford Swimming Success at Cerebral Palsy Championships
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After Salford's Will Holland-Leavens became a five-time world record holder in the Cerebral Palsy World Championships last year, 12 year old Jacob Chambers, from Eccles, has become National Age Group Champion at the British Cerebral Palsy Championships held in Nottingham.

Jacob won the gold medal in the 50metre Backstroke, as well as taking bronze medals in the 50m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle, despite competing against swimmers up to two years older than himself.

"Jacob has worked tremendously hard and thoroughly deserves recognition for his achievements" says John Stout, Aquatic Development Manager "We have a proud history of producing champions and integrating swimmers with disabilities into our training scheme.

"The Paralympic trials are later this month and Salford swimmers Jack Sheffield and Will Holland-Leavens will be competing" he adds "We all hope that Jacob continues his development and will be representing Salford at the next trials in four years time."

Jacob competes for the City of Salford Swimming Club and is part of the SCL Competitive Training Scheme, coached by Kris Wyzlic.


pat neild wrote
at 12:39:16 on 09 May 2016
Congratulations Jacob, I live in Oz but come from Manchester originally and always happy to see the achievements of people from my home area. I've lived in Oz for 46 years and still cant do backstroke :)
 
Michael James Felse wrote
at 13:29:53 on 08 May 2016
Congratulations Jacob. Excellent news for you, your school, your family and Salford. I know the challenges you faced will go on to inspire many. Well done, your swimming club must be so proud.
 
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