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Ellie Simmonds tries Snowboarding

Ellie Simmonds at a dry ski slope
Ellie Simmonds at a dry ski slope Image credit: cumnockchronicle.com

Ellie Simmonds is usually found swimming lanes at record speeds, but last week she tried her hand at a freezing water event, more commonly known as skiing.

The retired Paralympic swimmer attended a National Lottery event held at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead to showcase specialist kits provided by Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK).

Speaking at the event Simmonds said: “Trying out today has been absolutely amazing and yeah it may be a new hobby for the future but I’m going to leave it to the Winter Paralympians doing it right now.” 

Ellie Simmonds is a patron of the Dwarf Sports Association UK.