We're very proud to be supporting world record Paralympic swimmer Aaron Moores who competes in the S14 category where he specializes in the backstroke and breaststroke events. In 2010 he set a British record in his class for the 50m breaststroke and after qualifying for the 2012 Summer Paralympics he won a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. He hopes to continue the long line of British breaststroke success next month; he’s the current world record holder in the 100m and has been in incredible form this summer.
Moores will swim his warm up backstroke event on 7 September, but it’s the 100m breaststroke he’s really targeting on 14 September. He holds the S14 world record with 1:06.33, and he’s already swum close to that time unrested at the British Summer Championships.
We caught up with Aaron in the final weeks of his preparation to get his race jammers to him ahead of flying to South America at the end of the month. Aaron will wear the new r10 jammer, which he considers a ‘game changer’ in his performance.
S14 is reserved for swimmers who experience difficulties with pattern recognition, sequencing, and memory, or having a slower reaction time. Swimming was one of the first sports for people with disabilities, and was contested at the first Summer Paralympics in 1960.
Aaron may consider the r10 as his ‘magic trunks’, but looking at his preparations, hard work and the support team around him, success won’t come down to superstitions. Go and smash it up, Aaron, and enjoy the experience.