02:00PM, Wednesday 14 December 2016
A Colleton School pupil has been recognised for her sporting efforts at the Amateur Swimming Association Aquatics Awards.
Beth Coller, 10, who lives in Swans Court, Twyford, took the Silver Award in Disability Swimming at the ceremony in Birmingham last month.
She has cerebral palsy and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which causes hyper-mobility and fatigue.
Beth takes part in swimming sessions with the Maidenhead-based charity SportsAble.
When she started swimming, she struggled to swim over much distance and had very little technique, but overcame difficulties and has gone on to become a formidable young swimmer.
She has participated in swimming galas and achieved success in them.
Beth said: “I never expected to receive this award.
“I am really grateful to all the people that supported me.”
She is now looking forward to competing in the Winchester Development Gala again next year.
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