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  • Athlete Achievements – Nov/Dec 2019

    As we enter a new decade, here are a few athlete achievements that deserves recognition for their great work in the months of November and December in 2019. Firstly, congratulations to Caitlin Maytham who won Gold on 1m at South East Regional schools competition and qualifies for national schools competition on 8th December. Vanessa Lemer…
  • Athlete Success Round Up – Find out who to look out for!

    A quick round up of recent GSF athlete success. Simon Randerson won three Gold and two Silver Medals in the Swimming section of the European Transplant and Dialysis Games. Simon, who had a liver transplant 16 years ago will be swimming in the 60-69 age group, Simon says “I cannot believe it is sixteen years…

  • A Successful start to 2018 for GSF Athletes

    A successful start to 2018 for GSF Athletes, with a number of achievements in the first couple of months. Here the rundown for just some of GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete’s successes. Nathan Jones won gold in 4 x 50 metre Freestyle relay at the Invictus Games in Toronto at the end of 2017 (we…

  • Swimming Masterclass run by GSF athlete and Olympian Ekaterina Avramova

    Families in Ealing were given the chance to improve their swimming at a free coaching session hosted by double Olympian and GLL Sport Foundation Athlete Ekaterina Avramova at Gurnell Leisure Centre on 29th October 2017, to celebrate Gurnell Leisure Centre reaching the monumental 4000 swim school target. Classes were open to children aged 7 through…

  • Team England – Commonwealth Games 2018

    The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast will celebrate a great Games in a great city leaving great…

  • Transplant Sport Swimming Day at the ‘Pool of Champions’

    On Saturday 23rd September 2017, 24 transplant swimmers congregated at the London Aquatics Centre for the Transplant Sport Swimming Day. The swimmers, aged between 12 and 70 years old came from around the UK, have one thing in common – they all have had a life-saving organ or bone-marrow transplants. Many of the swimmers, who attend the London event, recently competed at the World Transplant…

  • Paralympian Claire Cashmore starts new venture in para-triathlon

    Paralympian Claire Cashmore has won multiple Paralympic medals for swimming, but has now decided to try and new venture! We’re looking forward to continuing our support through this exciting journey. Please read her blog below. You may have noticed from my pictures and social media posts, I am spending a lot less time in a swimming…

  • Transplant Swimming Day to take place at London Aquatics Centre on September 23rd

    30 transplant swimmers will congregate at the London Aquatics Centre for the Transplant Sport Swimming Day on Saturday 23rd September. Aged 12 to 70 years old from around the UK, they have one thing in common – all have had a life-saving organ or bone-marrow transplants. Many of the swimmers attending the London event recently competed at the World Transplant Games in Malaga…

  • Medal count in double figures for GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes at the School Games

    The 2017 School Games took place at Loughborough University from 31st August-3rd September. The School Games is as close as you can get to a ‘mini Olympics’ at school age and gives young athletes a taste of what a large scale multi sport competition is like. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational…

  • GSF supported swimmer Jacob Greenow swims a successful summer

      Jacob Greenow is a GLL Sport Foundation supported swimmer. He has sent us an update of his achievements this year so far.  This summer I have been to both European juniors, and British nationals, so here is a report: European Juniors: Following selection, after the British championships in April, at the end of June,…