Down Syndrome Girl Becomes Champion Swimmer

Down Syndrome Girl Becomes Champion Swimmer

Planet Earth·2019-04-01 16:43

ID:

A girl with Down’s Syndrome banned from swimming lessons with her colleagues as a health and safety risk is now a champion swimmer.

Margaret Hogan, 64, claims 17 years ago she was told then-nine-year-old daughter Shauna would not be able to get into the water with her schoolmates as she posed a risk to others.

After fighting the decision and threatening to take the school to a tribunal, Margaret, from Old Swan, Liverpool, took Shauna for private lessons and realised she far outshone other children of her age.

Almost two decades later, Shauna, now 26, has defied her critics to represent Great Britain in the Special Olympics team – and has just been announced as the face of the 2021 Special Olympic Summer Games to be held in Liverpool.

**Please contact licensing@catersnews.com for media / licensing / broadcast usage**

SUBMIT A VIDEO:

Connect with Caters:

Twitter:
Facebook:
Website:
Instagram:

Company Information:

Caters Clips is owned and operated by Caters News Agency Ltd, an international multimedia content provider. We supply news, picture, video and feature stories to the world’s largest media publishers.

All videos aired on this channel have been licensed from their rightful owners.

Sports Entertainment International

Comments

Leave a comment in Nestia App