On this week’s episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we speak to GB deaf swimmer, Nathan Young about the lack of funding the UK government gives to help him on his journey to become a Deaflympic Champion.
After the huge success of British Swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the UK government has now given more funding towards Olympic and Paralympic Sport in the lead-up to the Paris 2024 Games. Sadly for our guest Nathan, even though he is one of the top deaf swimmers in the world, he won’t get any part of that funding at all.
We also talk about his current campaign of trying to build up exposure of GB deaf swimming, how he thinks that the Deaflympics should be on a level playing field with the Olympics and Paralympics, and what it’s like being a swimmer living with the disability of having your hearing impaired.
Nathan Young | The Cost of Deaf Swimming in the UK | Propulsion Swimming