'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!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

A little update...

...from Sascha and Nyree:

"Recently we were invited to a local private school called Lucton to meet Prince Edward who was visiting the school due to the pool being in his name and it being 300 years old. We opened the pool last year, which is why we were invited back and we also know of Prince Edward because he is the patron of the British Paralympic Association. This week we are again returning to Lucton School to present awards at the school swimming gala. Here we will be like celebrities, presenting medals and chatting with the children.

This weekend we were up in Manchester training with GB coach Lars who will be our coach for the Paralympic games. It was a good chance to get some work in with him and to also get some practice on the starting blocks that are similar to those that will be in Beijing. With us now only having 7 weeks left until we leave for the holding camp, everything counts.
In 3 weeks time we will be off to birmingham for a weekend with the entire GB team to have interviews, pictures, get our kit and enjoy an evening of entertainment as its the last time the team are together before we leave. It's a chance to get the final preparations outside of the swimming training sorted ready for the games, team photographs will be taken and a evening meal with entertainment and fashion show with a few athletes from each sport wearing their technical kit. This should be a good laugh.

A few days after this weekend we have our last chance to compete before the games, with the Youth Championships up in sheffield. We are only competing in 2 events so that we are not missing any vital training needed for the games.
Then it will be just 3 weeks of training at home with our coach before we fly out to Macau."