Jordan, has learning difficulties, coupled with ASD ( Autism) which hasn’t held him back in his aim to be number 1 in the world.
In his breakthrough year, 2016, Jordan had a great National Championships in Sheffield, in July, claiming 4 x gold, 1 x Silver, and 1 x bronze in his 6 swims.
He then followed this up with an impressive Para National Championships in Manchester in December, where in the 7 swims he claimed 6 x gold and 1 x Silver.
These achievements did not go unnoticed, and in quick succession he passed though the England talent programme, the British Swimming Para Academy Squad, and is currently on the British Swimming World Talent, Podium Potential Programme.
Going into 2017 Jordan continued to flourish, and soon claimed the S14, 100m Backstroke British Record.
Quickly backing this by claiming the S14, 50m Backstroke British Record. In April, he got to swim his debut international meet, claiming 3 medals.
Now ranked World No.2 in the S14, 100m Backstroke, Jordan has been selected to represent Great Britain
In Berlin, in the final leg of the Para Swimming World Series, July 6th – 9th.
The week of training and competition in Berlin, brings to a close the punishing training regime that these swimmers have been going through in preparation for the British Summer Championships at the end of July.
Which this year is doubling as trials for World Championships in Mexico which are due later in 2017- it will also have a bearing on selection for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia in 2018.
This is certainly steady progress for the young swimmer, and progress that is getting attention on the World stage.
Supported by the National Lottery, SportsAid, Persimmon Homes, The Quarters Lancaster, Jordan is determined to repay their faith in him by delivering performances worthy of their support.
Jordan’s schedule of events are below and the link to the Berlin livestream is here www.idm-schwimmen.de
Thursday 200 freestyle, 100 Fly, 200 backstroke
Friday 100 freestyle, 50 back
Saturday 50 free, 400 free
Sunday 100 back, 200 IM, 50 Fly
Words & Images – Claire Catchpole