'The Golden Couple'

Sascha Kindred and Nyree Lewis, otherwise known as the 'golden couple' of disabled sport, are two of Great Britain's most successful paralympians of the last decade, amassing 20 Paralympic medals between them including an amazing 8 golds. I am the brother of Sascha and am tracking their progress from Athens 2004 to London 2012. Read about their journey to Paralympic Glory here!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

News from Durban...

Sascha's promised to keep us all updated with how their training is going and I received a text from him this morning saying that all is going well thus far.

Sascha and Nyree are hitting all their target times in training before the championships begin next month and they're both feeling quietly confident.

They're currently training at a pool at Crawford School which is an outdoor pool (clearly I'm not jealous at all!) and is solely for the use of the Great Britain team giving them fantastic pool time. Sascha reliably tells me it is the nicest pool in the area as well.

The pool pictured on the right is the Kings Park pool in Durban where the World Championships will take place.

They are both staying in the Southern Sun Hotel on the beach front overlooking the Indean Oceon (pictured below). If you look really closely you can just about see them relaxing in their 500 acre room with jaccuzi, giant plasma screen and 4 poster bed!! The hotel even has a beauty salon so I know where Sascha will be when he has a few moments out from training (he he!)

Sascha said, "Hi to all at home. The good news is that we're both swimming really well and we're also both in great shape. Just over a week to go now and we'll be doing our best to make sure we bring home the bacon for GB!"

For now, that's over and out. More news soon!

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