Paralympian gives top tips

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Paralympic swimmer David Hill gave a master class on the necessary skills at Tadcaster Community Pool as part of a Step into Sport Activity Week from the Tadcaster and Sherburn Family of Schools.

Students aged 11 to 14 have been taking part in a range of sports, including basketball, netball, hockey, cricket, rugby league, football and rounders.

Keith Aspden, Family of Schools Co-ordinator for Tadcaster and Sherburn said: “It’s great that local schools are able to offer activities for children, young people and families over the long summer holidays.

“The group had great fun this week working with a range of sport coaches, including swimmer David Hill.

“If any young people in Tadcaster or Sherburn are interested in taking part in future activities this summer, such as Step into Sport for those aged eight to 11, they can ring 01937 837614 for further details.”

David Hill had swimming badges by the age of four and entered his first swimming competition aged just eight.

His talent was soon spotted and at 12 David sacrificed all and got a scholarship to Kelly College Boarding School to combine his education and sporting commitments.

It was there after just three years under the wing of former Olympian Robin Brew that David qualified for the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, and at 15 was the Youngest TeamGB Athlete.

David has won numerous records and medals.