The outcomes from commitment to para sport extend far beyond the winning of medals and training day after day with target times and specific championships in mind. Nothing epitomises this more than the relationship that has developed between two INCAS swimmers Kirsty Brunton and Cerys Venters Scott.
Kirsty is a very keen and experienced open water swimmer and recently came out on top at the Scottish Swimming Open Water Championships. Kirsty is also a very keen sailor and over many years has coached novice learners at her club in Dalgety Bay.
More recently Kirsty has taken the ever improving young S14 swimmer Cerys Venters Scott under her wing at the Kinghorn Loch and introduced her to the open water version of aquatic training. Cerys and Kirsty are training together for the Great Scottish Swim, a first Open Water experience for the younger extremely talented Disability Sport Fife (DSF) member.
Cerys has a great future ahead in para swimming and DSF has recently learned that she has moved from INCAS to Carnegie SC to further her competitive swimming career. The role played by sport in promoting friendships, new challenges, new experiences and fun can never be over-estimated. It takes a very special person like team mate Kirsty however to access the full range of benefits. Well done Kirsty and Cerys….rather you than me.
Richard Brickley MBE – President Disability Sport Fife