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Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: What training kit do you use?

I use a snorkel. I use fins. I use paddles. Pull buoy and kick board are my main bit of equipment. But then also sometimes we use a parachute as a...

Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: How were the Beijing and London Paralympics?

Yeah. Beijing was a little bit of a disappointment. I didn't achieve what I set out to achieve. I actually went in rank number one in the world, an...

Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: Do you have a strict nutrition plan?

I work closely with my nutritionist to make sure that I get a very healthy, balanced diet. Just making sure that you stop yourself from getting il...

Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: Does your disability affect your swimming?

People always ask me, "How can you swim with one arm?" But, I'm like, "Well, how do you swim with two arms?" Because I've been born like this, I'v...

Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: Was it hard doing a degree whilst training?

Yeah, I got my degree in linguistics from Leeds University. So I started, straight out of Beijing. I literally flew back, arrived back, and then t...

Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: How did you get into swimming?

Yeah, really athletic from a young age. I loved sports. Any sport I could get my hands on I would enjoy. I did Irish dancing, swimming, running, t...

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 be...

Simply Swim Interviews Paralympic Medallist Claire Cashmore

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Paralympic Medallist Claire Cashmore during a training session up in Manchester and she kindly allowed us ...

Wetsuits: Creating the artificial swimmer?

'Is a wearing a wetsuit cheating?' This is a question that we are sure many of you have thought about at least once so we have decided to open a de...

Will Disability Swimming Build on Paralympic Success

Though at the London 2012 O   Olympics Britain's swimmers underachieved, at the 2012 Paralympics it was a very different story... The most notic...

Ian Thorpe Ready To Jump In One Last Time

  Australian swimming legend, Ian Thorpe, recently revealed his intentions to continue his ill-fated comeback. After a publicised failure to mak...

The Future Of British Swimming in RIO 2016 and Beyond

Many of us were shocked when UK Sport announced that they’d be investigating Team GB Swimming after a disappointing medal display in London 2012. ...
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