Connor is a golden boy

Connor Boyfield with coach Ian Wells.
Connor Boyfield with coach Ian Wells.

A FIFTEEN-year-old from Boston Amateur Swimming Club is one step closer to his dream of competing in the Commonwealth Games after qualifying for the British Gas National Disability Championships.

Connor Boyfield, who is classified as a S9 swimmer due to a congenital absence of forearm and hand, qualified after he won gold in the 50m butterfly and silver in the 100m butterfly at both the East and West Midlands Championships.

Connor joined the partnership lessons with Boston Borough Council, Boston Witham Schools Academy and Boston Swimming Club after the London Olympics.

Head coach at Boston Amateur Swimming Club Ian Wells said: “Connor often told me, ‘I can’t do it’ but I would not take ‘can’t’ for answer and encouraged Connor to keep trying and, as a result, he has moved through the lessons stage and into the club itself.”

Connor is looking forward to the championships in November but his ambitions don’t stop there.

He now has his sights on the Commonwealth Games in four years’ time.