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Title Paralympic hopes [electronic resource].

Published [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM INTERNET video  The Whole World    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (29 min.).
Series Education in video
Inspirations ; 1
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
Summary The story of a young visually impaired swimmer Michael Reeve, who has gone from non-swimmer to elite level in just 3 years with the help of his inspiring coach, family, and school.Three years ago Michael Reeve couldn't swim, but was encouraged by his parents to join a nearby swimming club run by disability swimming coach Jil Stidever. Although now close to retirement, Jil has in previous years coached her daughter Jane to 6 paralympic gold medals. Jil explains that when she first saw Michael swim he looked like he was drowning and could barely make 2 lengths, however his determination to do his best and his attitude and natural ability, made her think he could have talent. Michael's school, Guthlaxton College in Leicester has also played its part in helping him achieve his goal of representing Britain in the 2012 Olympics whilst also maintaining his academic progress, with a positive approach to his disability and a flexible one to his timetable.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Education in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Other author Brook Lapping Productions. Producer.
Subject Paralympics.
Sports for children with disabilities.
Swimming for people with disabilities.
Swimming -- Training.
Documentary television programs.
ISBN 9781503466005