Wisbech Swimming Club sensation, Anya Falkus (10, pictured), won three gold medals with the East Region Disability Team at The Sheffield Junior/Youth National Disability Championship at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Anya gained her medals for coming first in her category for 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 50m backstroke.
Anya started swimming when she was four years old. Her eyesight started to deteriorate at the age of 6 and she was then was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease at the age of 8. This means Anya has no central vision in both eyes and her vision is severely impaired.
Anya was invited along to a talent session at Nottingham University last year and was then asked to join the East Region Disability Development Squad which includes Paralympic medallists.
Anya would like to eventually like to fulfil her ambition of becoming a Paralympic swimmer and swimming teacher.