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.
Hello and welcome to my first blog.
I should probably start by introducing myself; my name is Andrew Euan Mullen and I am a 19 year old, Glasgow-born Paralympic swimmer.
I’ve only recently joined the Mactaggart & Mickel Group team; the company is sponsoring me in the run up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. I’m going to be working extremely hard for the remainder of the year as I face the Rio 2016 qualifying trials and hopefully prepare to make my way to the Games. To have the support and backing of such a great organisation during this crucial time means the world, so I’d like to take this chance to say a massive thank you.