Paralympic swimmer Ryan Crouch is ready for his debut games in Rio

GB Paralympic swimmer, Ryan Crouch, is pictured at Crown Pools in Ipswich.

GB Paralympic swimmer, Ryan Crouch, is pictured at Crown Pools in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

The Olympics may have finished but the Games are not over yet – next month it is the turn of the Paralympics to take over Brazil.

Ryan Crouch during the ParalympicsGB Swimming Team Announcement at Manchester Aquatics Centre. Photo

Ryan Crouch during the ParalympicsGB Swimming Team Announcement at Manchester Aquatics Centre. Photo: Barringtom Coombs/PA Wire - Credit: PA WIRE

Despite some controversy around the Games having to be scaled back athletes from all over the world will be travelling to Rio to compete.

Among them is swimmer Ryan Crouch from Manningtree. The 22-year-old, who has mild cerebral palsy, trains at Crown Pools in Ipswich and will be racing at his first Games this year.

Before he left for the athletes’ holding camp in London he spoke to reporter Edmund Crosthwaite about his preparations and targets for his races.

See Wednesday’s paper for the main interview but watch the first half of our video here.


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The second half of the video will be published on Wednesday.

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