5 Medal haul for Swindon swimmer at European Open

Holly Sullivan swam at the at the Down’s Syndrome European Open event (one of only two Open Competitions exclusively for Down’s swimmers held in England ) on 16th & 17th of April in Southampton where she competed against swimmers from England, Sweden, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Estonia, Australia, Brazil.

Holly entered 6 individual events over the weekend plus swam the second leg of the 200M freestyle relay.

Holly swam her socks off! and was rewarded with 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals in her age group.

  • Gold in 100M Freestyle (9th overall)
  • Gold 50M Freestyle (10th Overall)
  • Gold 50M Breaststroke (3rd Overall)
  • Silver in 50M Backstroke (12th Overall)
  • Bronze in 25M Breast stroke (3rd Overall)

Races at this event are contended by swimmers of all ages and therefore medals are awarded based on the finishing position in each age/time appropriate heat, the overall rankings reflect Holly’s position against all competitors.

Not everything went as planned, Holly was disqualified in 50M Butterfly for a one handed touch at the turn. Something she will remember and make sure never happens again.

Congratulations Holly!