Irish Paralympian, James Scully, is looking forward to competing for his country in his home pool for the first time ever when he steps onto the starting blocks at the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships next week.
James will be one of the first competitors in the pool as he gets his championship underway at 10am on Monday in the first race of Dublin 2018 in the 200m Freestyle S5 event “I’m really looking forward to this event, I want to show everyone what I can do and, as a team, we really want to seize the opportunity to show everyone what we are capable of.”
Along with Ellen Keane, James is the most experienced member of the Irish squad having made his debut in 2006. He has now competed at 2 Paralympic Games but is looking forward to something completely different ‘We’ve never done this before, we’ve never had the chance to compete in front of our own and I think this is a great opportunity to inspire the next generation. If someone is sitting in the stands or watching at home and they see what we can do and realise themselves that they are capable of matching or even surpassing us, then it will all be worthwhile.”
Tickets for the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships are available to purchase now at www.paralympics.ie/dublin-2018-tickets Morning session tickets will cost €5 for adults, €3 for Under 16’s, Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are €10 and Group tickets (2 adults and 8 children) are available at €25. Evening session tickets will cost €10 for adults, €3 for Under 16’s and Family Tickets are €20.
The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships are supported by Paralympics Ireland, Sport Ireland, Swim Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.