Budehaven’s Paralympic swimmer is 8th in the world


Year 12 Budehaven student, Adam Roebuck, is a World and British Paralympic Swimmer.

Adam is a truly committed swimmer, training most mornings before school and following a strict diet and exercise programme. He literally lives and breathes swimming.

He has returned to Budehaven School after spending a brief period of time at another College.  Adam is currently studying the Extended Diploma in Sport in 6th Form and is excelling on the course, proving that elite sporting performance and  maintaining high academic success can be achieved.

During half-term he was invited to race with some of the best athletes around the world in the  2018 International Games in Sheffield. He competed in six events, with the main event in breaststroke. He admitted he found the butterfly to be his most challenging race due to the high demand of muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness.

At his level, his fitness needs to be at the highest standard possible and he fortunately went on to win his heat and go on to the final. He qualified in two finals; a great achievement. He is now 8th in the world.

Very well done to Adam, a fantastic role model to all the students at Budehaven and young people everywhere. “Just keep swimming!”

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