Medals glory for Brockley swimmer

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Brockley’s Josh Monaghan-Coombs came away from last weekend’s national junior and youth disability swimming championships with a handful of medals.

Monaghan-Coombs was competing for London Disability Swimming Club as part of a 15-strong team from the capital taking on the elite of disability swimming.

The event saw 18 British, 11 European and eight world records tumble, with the boy from Brockley collecting one gold, one silver and four bronzes in the S9 classification, gaining three personal bests along the way.

He was also part of the bronze medal winning 4x100m 34-point freestyle relay team.

The London team was one of the smallest entered but still amassed a huge points total, collecting 59 medals between them and were responsible for several of the records.

Monaghan-Coombs also swims for Greenwich Royals and competes regularly at regional and national level.

He is back in training for the equivalent open event later in the year.

If you have a disability, or know someone who has and would like to get involved in disability swimming at any levels in London, email

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