15 medals & a model – more BOK swim team success


Ruben, Joanne, Ben & Rebekah swam with the Borough of Kirklees Disability Team this weekend at the Down Syndrome European Swimming championships that took place in Southampton.

Southampton 2013

All our swimmers came away with medals.

From left to right – Rebekah took 3 golds and a bronze, Joanne won 2 golds and a silver, Ben achieved an amazing 5 golds and a silver and Ruben swam his way to 1 gold and 1 silver. A pretty impressive haul guys!!!

I bet coach Gemma was very pleased!



As you know several of our talented swimmers are representing Yorkshire & Humberside in the Special Olympics Summer Games that will take place in Bath in August.


Jo model

We are super thrilled and proud of Joanne Kempley who was chosen from many applicants to represent her sport by having her image used throughout the Special Olympics Summer Games, her dad took this great photo of her getting ready for her photoshoot that took place this week in London.

Jo will grace billboards, posters and promotional material in the run up to and during the Special Olympics.

HDSSG are immensely proud of all our talented swimmers. Well done to all of you, and as always special thanks to the wonderful coaches at Team BOK.


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