Huge congratulations to our multi-award winning coach, Andrea Manson, who has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list for her contribution to disability sport. Andrea is one of our non-parent coaches who gives up her free time and annual leave to support our swimmers on the national and international stage. The honour is well deserved and all members of DSS-GB are grateful not only for the expertise which Andrea brings but also the rapport she builds and the fun she brings to our training events and competitions.Andrea who received a BEM (British Empire Medal) said of her award “I feel honoured but delighted to be recognised for something that I enjoy doing. Working with people with a disability can be very rewarding and I enjoy helping them reach their goals and achievements.”We are always on the lookout for talented swimmers to come and join the squad. There are minimum qualifying standards for international competition which can be seen here. If you can swim at or close to these times and have either T21 or Mosaic Down syndrome and would like to get involved, please email