Anthony joined the Tadpoles in the mid 1980s and it was here under Syd Martin’s and Allan Rees’s instruction that he learned to swim properly. Not only did he much enjoy the sessions but they helped him to strengthen back and arm muscles and his leg and arm co-ordination.
Anthony is an avid supporter of all sports but his greatest love is football. He is a supporter of Spurs and his local team, Sutton. He is now aged 44 and lives in Carshalton with seven other disabled young people. He still goes swimming every week and thanks to the Tadpoles he regularly completes 500 metres in the pool at the Westcroft Leisure Centre in Carshalton.
Allan Rees presenting Anthony with the Progress Trophy in 1988