Our Patrons

 

 

Rebecca Redfern, World Champion GB Para Swimmer and Silver Medalist is a patron of Sight Concern Worcestershire.

Her involvement helps us raise the profile of the charity so that we can reach out to more people struggling unnecessarily with sight loss and provide them with tailored support to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

She is a British visually impaired para-swimmer from Droitwich who competes in S13/SB13/SM13 disability categories.

She has held British, European and World records in SB13 100m breaststroke.

Rebecca is a shining example of the incredible things that people with sight loss can achieve and a great role model.

In 2020 she had a baby boy, Patrick, but this did not deter her from training for the Tokyo Paralympics.  Nor did the impact of Covid 19, Rebecca managed to obtain a swim spa for her garden and continued her training there!

A huge congratulations from everyone here at Sight Concern Worcestershire to Rebecca who won Silver in the Women’s SB13 100m Breast Stroke in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. A massive achievement by anyone’s standards!

To get the latest stories from in and around British Para-Swimming click on the following link www.britishswimming.org/news/para-swimming-news/

This YouTube Video is a personal account of Rebecca’s road to Tokyo, it was prepared for schools that she would usually be visiting, but has been unable to do so due to Covid 19.  She has provided this for us to share Becky Tokyo Update Jul21 – YouTube

To read more about Rebecca read her profile on the British Swimming website by clicking on the following link www.britishswimming.org/athlete-swimming-profiles/para-swimming-profiles/rebecca-redfern/

There is also lots more information on her Wikipedia page, which is written by a member of her family, to read this please click the following link  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Redfern