'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!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sascha and Nyree to Swim at the Welsh Disability Long Course Championships

Sascha and Nyree will be swimming at the Welsh Disability Long Course Championships in Swansea this weekend.

The Championships are one of the first national opens that Sascha and Nyree will be swimming in since their triumphs in Beijing Paralympics in September.

Sascha will be swimming in the 100M Breaststroke SB4 - 9 Multi Disability event on Saturday 13th. The majority of events over the weekend are multi-disability which means that athletes will be swimming against other athletes in different classifications. The winner will be the one who is closest to the World Record mark ensuring fast times all round.

In the 100M Breaststroke Sascha will be up against fellow Paralympians Anthony Stephens (S5), Matthew Walker (SB7), Matthew Whorewood (SB7), Sam Hynd (S8) and Dave Ellis (SB13).

Sascha will then be in action again in the 200M Individual Medley SM5 - SM15 Multi Disability event. Here he'll be up against Andrew Lindsay (SM7), David Roberts (SM7), Matthew Whorewood (SM6) and Sam Hynd (S8).

Nyree will compete in the 50M Freestyle S1 - S15 multi-disability event and will be hoping to put up a good showing against her paralympic rivals Fran Williamson (S3), Natalie Jones (S6), Heather Frederiksen (S6), Claire Cashmore (S9) and Jennifer Coughlin (S13). She'll then go onto swim the 200M Individual Medley S1 - S15 Multi-Disability event.

To find out more about the event, programme and sessions times click here.


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