Swimmers Emily & Callum showing off their medals

A small group of swimmers from Grampian experienced success at their first ever SDS National Swimming Championships, 

Wiktoria Tyszlak or Aberdeen Dolphin Swimming Club, and Callum MacLachlan and Emily Heron from the Deaf-Friendly Swimming programme at Sport Aberdeen, who qualified for the SDS National Swimming Championships for Swimmers with Physical or Sensory Impairments at the regional Mary Duncan Swimming Gala, put in some incredible performances and brought home the silverware!  

Emily took home a Gold in the Female 25m Backstroke, 25m Butterfly and 25m Freestyle, Callum gained a Silver and Bronze for his efforts in the 25m Male Freestyle and Backstroke, and Wiktoria took Silver in the Female 50m Backstroke and Bronze in the Female 50m Breaststroke. A great day all round for our Grampian Champions. 

It is hoped that Callum and Emily will now start to transition towards training with a mainstream swimming club, which is fantastic news. 

Well done to all of our swimmers, and good luck to our swimmers who are competing in the SDS National Swimming Championships for Swimmers with a Learning Disability later in May.