Helen Thompson was an award winner at our Sports Awards Lunch last December and after meeting her it was decided that The Presidents Sporting Club and Essex Disabled Sports Foundation would sponsor her swimming training programme to help her to reach her full potential.

This week Helen has been competing at the Down Syndrome Swimming World Championships in Canada and we were delighted to learn that she has been crowned Junior World Champion in 50m breaststroke and also won the bronze medal in the 25m butterfly.

Congratulations Helen on a fantastic achievement