In the Paralympics there are various catagories – coded to represent the sport and the disability.

For example….. S6 – Swimmers with full use of their arms and hands, some trunk control but no useful leg muscles. Swimmers with coordination problems, although usually these athletes can walk..

S6 should not be confused with Essex – Bathers with intellectual disability, orange skin, usually blonde with a preference for laying beside the pool rather than swimming in it. 

other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”
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