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TDK-Lambda News


Posted : 23 Jul 2008

Young athletes are being given the chance to achieve Olympic glory thanks to a new sponsorship deal announced by Lambda UK. The Kelly College Paralympic Swim Squad, which includes three athletes heading for the Paralympic Games in Beijing this summer, has received £5000 from the Devon-based power supply manufacturer.


The three swimmers heading for China, alongside their head coach former Olympian Robin Brew, are Claire Cashmore who will compete in the 100m breast stroke and the 200m Individual Medley (IM); Lauren Steadman for the 50m and 100m freestyle and Louise Watkin for the 50m, 100m, 400m freestyle, 100m breast stroke and the 200m IM.


Commenting on the sponsorship Lambda UK Managing Director, Adam Rawicz said, "All of us at Lambda UK feel particularly proud to be able to help these young people achieve their dreams. We are based in Devon, as are Kelly College, and there is a great deal of local pride in the fact that these swimmers can compete on a World stage, as we do. We are looking to support the team all the way to London 2012 and beyond."


Kelly College has a history of producing successful swimmers including Olympians Sharron Davies, Helen Jameson, Andy Jameson, Paul Brew and Robin Brew. The much needed sponsorship money from Lambda UK will be used to provide the Kelly College Paralympic Swim Squad athletes with new kit whilst also contributing towards the major project of establishing a new Swimming Performance Centre at the College complete with enhanced strength and conditioning facilities, video analysis equipment and a remedial facility.


Robin Brew, head coach of the Kelly College Swim Squad said, "We are, of course, really pleased that Lambda UK has chosen to sponsor the squad and their contribution will have a beneficial effect on the detailed preparations which are essential for podium success. We offer a professional environment here which enables our athletes to overcome difficulties and go on to achieve at a very high level and it is great that a local company recognises this and wants to get involved."