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Swim & Cycle for young people with additional needs

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Huddersfield BOK Swimmers excel at the Special Olympic Games, Bath 2013

    Our Borough Of Kirklees Special Needs Squad based at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield; their amazing coaches and families returned triumphant from the Special Olympic Summer Games today. Jack Drennan, Aisling Connelly, Zoe Rank, Ruben Reuter, Joanne Kempley, … Continue reading

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Huddersfield Swimming Champion Stars In Coca Cola Ad

  Huddersfield’s Joanne Kempley is a World Champion swimmer. She swims with the Borough Of Kirklees additional needs squad and along with 6 other team mates will be representing Yorkshire & Humberside later this month in the  Special Olympics GB … Continue reading

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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. All our swimmers came away with medals. From left to right – Rebekah … Continue reading

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Swimmers are winners!

Our fabulous youngsters swam with the Borough Of Kirklees special needs team yesterday at the Hull Special Olympics Swimming Gala. The day was a huge success with team BOK bringing in a haul totalling 18 medals!   The guys and … Continue reading

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New swimming sessions for under 5’s with additional needs

  Top Huddersfield swim coach Gemma Ripley is launching a new swimming session exclusively for children under 5 with an additional need. The sessions will run from 4 pm till 5pm at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield  and one … Continue reading

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HDSSG excel at the Special Olympics Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Swimming Gala

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group would like to congratulate our swimmers who took part in the Special Olympics Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Swimming Gala that took place in Harrogate this weekend. Aisling Connelly, Ruben Reuter, Rebekah Hill, Zoe Rank, … Continue reading

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Kirklees swimmers Joanne & Ben at the DSISO Championships

  Team GB arrived in Loano, Italy, late last week for the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. Two Borough of Kirklees swimmers Joanne Kempley and Ben Sweeney are taking part in the competitions. (Pictured left along with coach Gemma Ripley) … Continue reading

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Joanne’s Story

Here is an inspirational story about a wonderful young lady as told by her mum, Christine Kempley. What a day! Watching our daughter, Joanne, carrying the Olympic Torch in West Yorkshire on a sunny day in June it was difficult … Continue reading

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Ruben meets paralympian Stephanie Millward…

  …Or should that be Stephanie Millward meets Ruben?! in his own words read all about Ruben’s day at Olympic Park: “On September 1st I went to the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park. I met Stephanie Millward who won two silver … Continue reading

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HDSSG swimmers to compete in 2013 Special Olympics

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group are proud to announce that seven of our swimmers will be representing BOK Borough Of Kirklees) at next years Summer Special Olympic Games to be held at the University Of Bath in August 2013. … Continue reading

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HDSSG Summer fun comes to an end….

  As the start of a new school term looms, we have to say goodbye to ‘summer’ and recap on all the fantastic activities and opportunities that came our way over the holidays. We have had some great fun over … Continue reading

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London 2012 Torch Relay touches Huddersfield

  On Sunday 24th June 2012 the Olympic torch Relay heads to our corner of the country. Huddersfield’s very own champion swimmer for the BOK disability team, actor and inspirational young lady Joanne Kempley has the great honor of carrying … Continue reading

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Swimmers bring back the medals.

  This weekend saw the Quays at Southampton host the 2012 European Down Syndrome Swimming Competition. Our team swimming for BOK came back with a huge haul of medals including 12 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronze as well as  … Continue reading

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Our BOK swimmers excel at City of Hull Special Olympics

Swimming for Borough Of Kirklees, Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group sent a twelve strong squad to the Special Olympics held in Hull on Saturday 3rd March. 16 squads competed including a team from the Netherlands. Each of our swimmers competed … Continue reading

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