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Paralympic Games News

Charlotte Henshaw has been confirmed as one of the 44 swimmers to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic games.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by The British Paralympic Association. In April Charlotte was selected to compete for Paralympics GB at London 2012 but this was subject to confirmation of slots by the IPC Swimming.

Charlotte will compe in the 100m breaststoke. She commented: “I am really happy that my place on the team has now been officially confirmed, so I can devote my focus towards London. It will be fantastic to represent Nova Centurion and Mansfield at my second Paralympic Games.”

Ollie Hynd attained Paralympic qualification in both 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley and his brother Sam Hynd has also qualified for the 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

Mansfield District Council’s Swim Coach and Development Officer Glenn Smith will be joining the athletes at the London games after he was this week confirmed an official member of the coaching staff.

Glenn, who has been coaching in Mansfield for the past 16 years and is one of the seven coaches picked for the Paralympics, sees his selection as an incredible honour.

He said: “When I heard that I was on the team, I was pretty speechless. I’m extremely honoured and proud to be part of the Great Britain Swimming Coaching Staff for the Paralympics.

“I would like to thank all those who have supported the squad in Mansfield, including Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, locally based clubs and the swimmers and parents of the Nova Centurion Swim Squad.”

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