Great Britain Team Results at the Inas World Championships are:
Billy Birchmore Gold 200m Backstroke 3:04.21
Gold 400m Freestyle 5:59.29
Gold 200m Freestyle 2:36.53
Gold 1500m Freestyle 23:41.84
Silver 50m Backstroke 37.48
Silver 50m Freestyle 30.56
Bronze 100m Backstroke 1:25.03
Bronze 100m Freestyle 1:11.28World Record (Down syndrome International Swimming Org.) LC 50m Freestyle 30.58, LC 50 Backstroke European Record
Mark Holmes Silver 200m Breaststroke 3:57.86
Both swimmers wowed the crowds and showcased British talent on a new international world stage at the Inas event, made possible through a new collaboration announced recently by the UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA) and Down Syndrome Swimming GB (DSS-GB).
Led by GB Team Manager, Keith Holmes (Colchester, Essex), supported by Head Coach, Steve Birchmore (Bickley, Kent), the team were one of 20 countries competing at this important event, the coverage of which was broadcast live through livestream online.
Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive, UKSA said: “Wow, what a weekend it was – completely exhilarating to watch the action. Congratulations to the whole Team for their success, but a special mention for Billy – his array of medals from the event says it all.”
McCillen went on to say: “Congratulations are also in order for DSS-GB for their preparation and selection of the team. Clearly, their work is producing some world-class swimmers. I am delighted that we are working with them, the team did GB proud”.