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Swimmer Stewart attains four European records and wins gold at European Open Championships

Down Syndrome swimmer Adam Stewart has returned from competing in the European Open Championships in Olbia Sardinia .

He competed in six events in the 35 plus category.

Winning first place in five events and third place in another.

Mr Stewart also attained six personal bests and achieved four European Records all for long course.

“All the hard work Adam has put in, in the pool and gym, including open water swimming and the training and advice by his coaches Natalie from GASA and Annie Mary has paid off,” said a statement from his team.

There was around 150 athletes taking part and as it was an open competition there were swimmers from Argentina, USA and Russia were also competing.

The age range was from 15 years upward including juniors, seniors and masters class one and two.

“It was an exciting and exhausting competition so he will be resting for few days before resuming training again,” said the team statement.

The next competition will be the World Championships in Turkey March 2020.