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Swimmers set to make a splash on National Paralympic Day

PUBLISHED: 14:57 06 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:57 06 July 2015

Paralympic swimmers Chloe Davies and Amy Marren at the London Aquatics Centre ahead of National Paralympic Day 2015

Paralympic swimmers Chloe Davies and Amy Marren at the London Aquatics Centre ahead of National Paralympic Day 2015

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A decade on from London’s successful Games bid, two of the youngest 2012 Paralympians returned to the site of their Games debut to make a splash once again.

Reigning world and European champion Amy Marren and European medallist Chloe Davies spoke at London Aquatics Centre this morning, ahead of National Paralympic Day on July 26.

“I am so excited that I will be part of National Paralympic Day once again,” said lifelong Newham resident Amy, who was just 14 when she competed in the 2012 Games.

“Racing with so many British fans cheering me on brings back so many memories of London, and I can’t wait to do it again this year. I really urge the public to come down and support disability sport again.

“The fact that local people in this area have such a fantastic facility right on their doorstep is brilliant and the pool is always so busy. That alone is an amazing legacy from the London Games.”

National Paralympic Day will see Amy and Chloe, the youngest member of ParalympicsGB at London 2012, return to the centre to mark the day in an elite international swimming competition.

Featuring Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, the day will showcase the best in disability sports and arts, with an exciting line-up of deaf and disabled artists and performers.

Find out more and get tickets at paralympics.org.uk/npd2015


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