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IPC world swimming Championships broadcast live

I am really excited to hear that you will all have the chance to watch our races over in Holland. The IPC world swimming championships will be broadcase live on the internet. Even more exciting is that ABC2 will...

One week to go!

Hi everyone, It’s not long until I leave now- 9 days infact ( not like I am counting ) and this has been a busy week, fitting my travel preparations in around working and training. This week I worked...

Luckiest day of the year

Happy mid autumn day from Beijing, China. Today is a very special day in Chinese culture, The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar (the other being the Chinese Lunar New Year)....

Opening ceremony Beijing

The openining ceremont Last night was the best I have ever been to, a truly amazing and memorable experience which I felt privileged to be part of. This is my third Paralympics, and while nothing will top walking out...

I have arrived in Beijing

We arrived in Beijing on Saturday August 31st, after a 4am start in malaysia. We had breakfast and packed sandwiches to eat during the hour flight. Once we landed in Beijing all the people on the team who could...

Greetings from Malaysia

Hi all I am really enjoying my time in Malaysia. A typical day here is breakfast 8am, catch the bus to the pool at 8.30am. I then walk over to the gym and do boxing and medicine ball work....

Enroute to Beijing

Hi all. I am writing this from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we we have a one week camp to acclimatise to the heat before flying to Beijing. It is great to finally be on my way to the Paralympics. My...

I won the first ever Cosmo fun fearless female Award!

I’ve just returned from the most amazing experience of my life, and almost have to pinch myself to believe that it was real. Not only am I amazed that I have won this award but all the trappings that...