SwimtasticA few weeks ago Jenny won one of the main prizes at the Swimtastic awards which are run by the ASA.  She had a wonderful time meeting the Olympic swimming team and got to swim with them which amazed her (they are a lot faster than me!) and got lots of attention.  Jenny has a wonderful smile as you can see in this picture with one of the team.

Her award reflected her achievements in swimming despite the struggle she has with Systemic Sclerosis which causes her skin to get harder and tighter with age and also causes scarring of her internal organs.  One of the side effects results in very poor blood supply to her fingers which makes them very cold and makes them very susceptible to infections,  this means she has to keep moving in the water to keep the blood flowing which is a distinct advantage.


Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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