By Harriet Ernstsons Wednesday 14 August 2013 Updated: 15/08 10:46
A REDDITCH Paralympian has inspired a youngster with the same condition to attempt a swimming challenge.
Kiera Fox, who lives in Manchester and was born without a forearm, will be taking part in the British Gas SwimBritain team relay on September 21 alongside Claire Cashmore - who won silver at London's Paralympic Games as well as three bronze medals at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.
The athlete has been supporting eight-year-old Kiera through Skype chats for the last six months and in June this year attending her school's swimming gala to watch her make her swimming debut.
She said: "When Kiera's school teacher got in touch, I was really moved by her determination to learn to swim and honoured that she saw me as an inspiration.
"It’s so important to encourage a new generation of disabled and able-bodied swimmers and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Kiera develop over the past six months to become a fantastic little swimmer.
"I’m really looking forward to joining her and her classmates for the Manchester British Gas SwimBritain on the 21st September."
Visit www.swimbritain.co.uk/signup for more information about SwimBritain events.
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