Episode 47

Becoming a children's author - para-triathlete Claire Cashmore

Published on: 18th March, 2021

Here's a Paralympian who's written a book in lockdown. Claire Cashmore has written a children's book. It's called Splash and you can pre-order here.


Claire was motivated by a lack of representation of people with a disability in children's books and the media. Urged on by her sister, she wrote a book which tells the story of her young fear of water and swimming - a fear that was conquered and saw Claire on to win a sackful of international medals, including Paralympic gold.

Claire switched sports to para-triathlon after Rio and she's hoping to be in Tokyo this summer.

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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.