Sasha Kindred CBE retires from swimming

After 20 years at the top of his sport, swimming, Paralympian Sascha Kindred CBE has decided to retire.

Jemma-Dart

Sasha competed at six Paralympic Game and won a total of 13 Paralympic medals including seven golds. He also has 19 World Championship medals, 26 European medals, four World Championships medals and holds 12 British records.

Sasha has competed and attended many Cerebral Palsy Sport swimming events over the years, competing in the National Championships and World Games, saying;

 “ I have been fortunate enough to be involved with CP Sport for over 25 years and they have helped me become a successful Paralympic Swimmer and Champion.  CP Sport spotted me as a young boy who could swim and then helped me develop my passion for the sport by giving me information and encouragement to get to the next level.  They helped me with training and completion opportunities which i owe them a lot for.  Competing with them in places like Belgium, Germany and sunny Nottingham has given me fond memories and I will continue to support them to help the next generation of young children get into swimming.  CP Sport is an awesome charity to support and in particular swimming.”

On his decision to retire he said;

“Since swimming in Rio last September I had been very much focused on continuing in the sport that has given me so much, but over the last couple of months I have come to the realisation that the physical and mental demands to be an elite athlete are now becoming too much. I have witnessed ParaSport go from strength to strength and enjoyed being a part of that growth representing GB at six Paralympic Games. Knowing when to stop a career is a very hard decision to make especially when it’s part of your life, but stopping with Paralympic Gold and a world record in the 200IM is very pleasing.”

 

Sascha Kindred

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