Jacob Chambers is a 14 year old para swimmer based in Manchester. It’s Jacob’s dream to swim in the Great Britain Para Swimming team one day and is working hard to make this dream come true. Jacob was recently talent spotted by the ASA England Para Pathway Officer at the National Para Swimming Championships held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre in December.
Jacob has had some fantastic results so far this season, competing in the S8 category in the 10-14 age group. Results can be seen below.
- CP Nationals 2017 – Nottingham
- 50,100 & 200 Free style – Gold
- 50 Breast stroke – Gold
- 50 Fly – Silver
On the 24th & 25th June, Jacob also attended the EFDS Junior Para Nationals in Sunderland where he gained:
- Gold in the 100 Backstroke
- Silver in the 100 Butterfly
- Bronze in the 100 Breaststroke
- Bronze in the 400 Freestyle
“I would like to say a huge thank you to GLL for supporting Jacob on his quest to become a GB Para Swimmer. Since Jacob has been supported by GLL he has competed in the CP Nationals in Nottingham where he won 4 golds and 1 silver. “
Jacob also qualified for the Swim England Summer National Meet gaining 2 new Personal Best’s in the 100 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle, he came an impressive 27th in his 100 Backstroke and 22nd in the 50 Freestyle, this was an open age group, multi disability event so it’s a fantastic result for Jacob as he is only 14 years old competing against grown men.
Jacob’s mother said, “Once again thank you so much for supporting Jacob on his journey to become a GB Para swimmer and I hope he continues to keep improving over the coming years.”
We are very proud to be supporting Jacob and are behind him on his path to success!