Two Golds for Middlesbrough teen swimmer

A Teesside teenager  has won two gold medals at a national swimming event.

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Jamie shows off his medals.

Jamie Blott,  from Middlesbrough Swimming Club, recently  took part in the Cerebral Palsy Sport National Swimming Championships.

And the 15-year-old  took two golds  competing in the long course events which are  in a 50m pool rather than a 25m pool.

Jamie won the 15 -18-year-old age group for 50m and 100m breast stroke. Both resulting in personal bests.

The event was held at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham.

A maximum of five events may be entered and the minimum qualifying age is 10 years.

Jamie was entered into a number of races which were broken down into heats.

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Jamie after the event.

The National Swimming Championships are for  club level swimmers in England and Wales who suffer with Cerebral Palsey.

The swimmers  must be diagnosed with having non progressive brain damage with motor control dysfunction such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or similar conditions.

This year was the first year Scottish swimmers have also been welcomed into the competition.





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