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Kieran Holdbrook enjoys week with Great Britain squad in Loughborough

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 April 2017

Kieran Holdbrook who will be attending the Deaflympics, pictured with head coach Gary Inch

Kieran Holdbrook who will be attending the Deaflympics, pictured with head coach Gary Inch

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17-year-old competed in annual Deaf Championships and won two bronzes and a silver

London Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club’s Kieran Holdbrook spent last week with the Great Britain Deaf Swimming Club in preparation for the upcoming Deaf Olympics.

The 17-year-old was selected by GB coaches to compete in the ‘Deaflympics’ in July after a string of impressive performances.

As part of Holdbrook’s training with Great Britain, he competed in the annual Deaf Championships and earned plenty of success.

Holdbrook competed in six races and claimed silver in the 100m butterfly with a personal best time of 1.05.07.

The London Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club member also picked up bronze in the 50m and 100m freestyle.

Holdbrook claimed a personal best in the 50m butterfly and also a PB in the 50m breaststroke.

It was another successful event for the local resident, who enjoyed his time away with the Great Britain squad in Loughborough.

“I found the training hard both physically and mentally, however this helped me focus on my skills and race strategies in the competition,” said Holdbrook.

The Deaf Olympics take place in Samsun, Turkey between July 18-30, but it does not qualify for government funding.

And therefore the Holdbrook family have to raise funds themselves for the London Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club member to compete.

If anyone is interested in helping with sponsorship can email clare.holdbrook@btinternet.com.

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