Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: How were your first Paralympic Games?

Yeah, my first Paralympics game was age 16 in Athens and it was actually my first international competition. So as you can imagine it's kind of being completely thrown in the deep end. Never competed against any of these people before, but it was amazing. It was the most amazing experience. And I think actually I really performed well off of it because I didn't have any expectations. I just went in there and did my best, and that was all I could ask for. I was just like, "Oh this is fun. This is exciting." Whereas Beijing and London, you put that pressure on yourself because you've done the business. You know, I came back with two bronze medals, age 16, to then go into Beijing and London, kind of put that little bit of pressure on myself.

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