Teenager swims for England
A TALENTED disabled swimmer is going for gold at the CPISRA World Games.
Megan Short, 17, from Poynton, was selected to represent England in the swimming competition.
She is a part of a 17-strong swimming team aiming to win medals and inspire other young people with cerebral palsy to get involved in sport.
Megan will compete in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m backstroke and the 200m individual medley at the Harvey Hadden Sports Complex in Nottingham.
Cerebral palsy affects the arm and leg on her right side but Megan hasn’t let her disability hold her back from chasing her dream of sporting stardom.
The Poynton High student trains regularly at Satellites Swimming Club of Macclesfield.
She also meets once a month to train with other disabled swimmers as a member of the Manchester and Northwest Disability Swimming Club.
Allison Lewis from the disability swimming club said: “She is a real inspiration not only to young people with cerebral palsy but to everyone.
“Megan hasn’t let her disability hold her back, we are so proud. It is great to see that all of the hard work and determination has paid off.”
Athletes from 13 countries compete in athletics, bowls, swimming, table cricket and Taekwondo.
●● Megan Short has already won a number of medals for her swimming prowess
●● Poynton Guides during their ‘I’m a Guide get me out of here’ camp