We are sponsoring Mark Deans, a young champion open water swimmer from Glasgow who will be blogging for the next few months about his competitions this year and his progress towards his ultimate goals of the World Championships in 2017 and Commonwealth Games in 2018.
We are also sponsoring Andrew Mullen, a young Paralympian swimmer also from Glasgow who is competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio in September. Andrew's previous blogs from April to June detail his progress up to his Rio qualification, and are available to enjoy.
After an uncountable number of metres swum, thousands of hours spent in the gym and one epic 12-hour flight, the Paralympics GB swim team (including me) stepped into the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Village.
My last blog concluded with me explaining what taper time is – the period just before a competition where swimmers rest and refine their race skills. Taper time is really enjoyable for athletes – almost as good as Christmas - but I relish nothing more than competition!