Richard Murphy - Trains at The Rylands Centre

In October last year, Richard, from Birmingham, received a £250 SportsAid grant to help with his athletics. It has turned out to be a great year for him as he has enjoyed terrific success both on the track and in the pool. On the track, he has won 17 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze medals this year. On the international stage, Richard returned from the European Special Olympic Games in the Czech Republic with a tally of three medals. He was awarded his L.S. Bronze Medallion in June, and passed the Royal Life Saving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course recently in Birmingham. Richard’s incredible swimming form has earned him 12 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals along with a Special Award from the ASA for Outstanding Recognition.

date created - 10-09-2011