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News > Gold for Max

Student Max made a splash at the British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala, and scooped up a whopping six Gold medals.

Max in the pool!

On Saturday 30 March, the University of Birmingham Sports and Fitness Club played host to the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019. The event has been held successfully for over 20 years and is the only vision impaired specific youth swimming competition in the UK, attracting participants from across the country.

Birmingham University Swimming Pool

Keen swimmer and sixth former Max jumped right in at the deep end and competed in a number of races – winning all of them!;

•Open male SSI 25m Freestyle

•Open male SSI 25m Backstroke

•Open male SSI 50m Breaststroke

•Open male SSI 50m Freestyle

•Open male SSI 25m Breaststroke

Max also competed in two relay races, scooping up his sixth Gold medal.

Upon his swimming glory, Max delighted: “I was really pleased to take part as I really love to swim – I feel so happy and proud to have won six Gold medals doing something I enjoy!”