UK School Games – Wales

I was Selected to compete for East of England in this years  UK School Games  in Wales at the National Pool Swansea. For 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle. It was my fourth and last UK Games because you have to be sixteen and under to compete. On the 5th September I competed and came 2nd with a Silver Medal for 100m Butterfly and 4th for 100m Freestyle. Not bad when you think my mind was on starting Millfield on the 6th September.

ASA Youth Championships 2009

July 28th    Start of the National Youth Championships, venue Ponds Forge in Sheffield. I qualified for 7 events which would have been over 6 days but due to the expense of hotels I entered only 5. They were MD (multi disability) events which means I was up against swimmers of all ages, and all disabilities. Here are my results:-

National Youth Championships 2009

21st MD   200m Individual Medley   S9 8th

21st MD   100m Freestyle   S9 4th

14th MD   100m Breaststroke   SB8 3rd

12th MD   100m Butterfly   S9 6th  

14th MD   50m Freestyle   S9 5th   

Moonlight Colourthon 4th July 2009

moonlight-colourthon1 Congratulations !wow1

13.5 Miles !

 I just don’t know what to say

 Thankyou all so Much 🙂

and well done to :-                               

Director Steve Turner and his fellow stylists at Lee Staffords Salonin Leigh-on-Sea, My brother James Cranfield from Niche also in Leigh-on-Sea, Sam Jones and Jenny Hixon from Westborough Primary School in Westcliff and everyone else who took part in this years  Moonlight Colourthon.  There were over 1,300 entrants and together they raised over £138,000 for 236 different charities.. FANTASTIC!

See video clip & photos below.


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Swim Wales / IPC World Trials July 2009

July 4th & 5th  

No rest for the wicked, so the saying goes. I competed at the British Gas Swim Wales short course (25) Open Meet / IPC International Paralympic World Trials in Newport, Wales this weekend. Sadly I did not qualify for worlds, but I did come:-

4th 400m Freestyle  

5th  100m Individual Medley  

DQ 200m Individual Medley  

4th  50m Freestyle  

3rd 100m Breaststroke

4th  100m Freestyle

DSE National Senior Open Championships 1 & 2 Nov 2008

November 2008  I qualified and entered 7 Individual & 2 Team Relay events at the DSE’s (Disability Sport Events) National Open Short Course Senior Championships at Ponds Forge international sports centre in Sheffield.  

Here are my results 😆

DSE Senior Open SC National’s – 1st & 2nd November 2008

100m Freestyle 7th

100 Backstroke 5th

400m Medley Relay 2nd (Jo-Jo Backstroke)

100m Butterfly 3rd

400m Freestyle 2nd

200m Individual Medley DQ Turned on front to soon from back at turn.

100m Breaststroke 3rd

50m Freestyle 7th

400m Freestyle Relay 3rd

Danish Open March 2008

March 2008 I was selected by the national governing body of British Swimming to compete for Great Britain at the 2008 Danish Open 

It was the second time I had offically been selected and competed for Great Britain, so things were not so daunting and by now I was used to the pool and the facilities and of course being away from home. I qualifed and entered 8 events  2 of which where MD (multi disability) events, which meant I was up against swimmers of all ages, and all disabilities.

Here are my results lol 

Danish Open 2008

Esbjerg, Denmark

 7th to  9th March 2008

LC(Long Course) MD (Multi Disability) events up against all disabilities

Cranfield, Jo-Jo (S9/SB8/SM9) W 1993

Great Britain

6th 100m Freestyle  S9 

4th 200m Individual Medley  S9 

2nd 200m Freestyle  S9 Silver Medal

3rd 50m Butterfly  S9 Bronze Medal  

6th 50m Butterfly Multi Disability Open Final

3rd 400m Freestyle  s9  Bronze Medal

2nd 100m Butterfly S9  Silver Medal

4th  100m Butterfly Multi Disability Open Final

6th 50m Freestyle s9

Broke 1500m Short Course British Record – Officially Approved

It’s Official I broke the 1500m Short Course s9 British Record

Danish Open 2007

March 2007  Back in January I was offically selected to compete for Great Britain by the national governing body of British Swimming, they asked if I would compete at the 2007 Danish Open which was going to be held at one of the best competitive pools in Denmark,the swimming pool Svømmestadion Danmark was built in 1996 and has been used for many international competitions.

 I was very nervous as it was the very first time I had competed for Great Britain, I had never been away from home on my own before.  I qualifed and entered 8 events  2 of which where MD (multi disability) events, which meant I was up against swimmers of all ages, and all disabilities.

Here are my results lol 

Danish Open 2007

Esbjerg, Denmark, Svømmestadion DanmarkGl. Vardevej 606700 Esbjerg Denmark

  9th to  11th March 2007 

LC(Long Course) MD (Multi Disability) events up against all disabilities

Cranfield, Jo-Jo (S9/SB8/SM9) W 1993

Great Britain

9th 100m Freestyle  S9 

7th 200m Individual Medley  S9 

4th 100m Breaststroke SB8

7th 100m Backstroke  S9 

10th 400m Freestyle  s9 

3rd 100m Butterfly S9  Bronze Medal

7th 50m Freestyle s9


UK School Games Glasgow 7 to 10 September 2006

UK School Games – Tollcross – Glasgow – 9th September 2006

 100 Butterfly 2nd

Jo-Jo was selected to compete for the East of England 

The inaugural UK School Games was amazing it brought together over 1200 teenagers from all over the UK. There were five major sports competing: athletics, swimming, gymnastics, fencing and table tennis with disability events in athletics and swimming. The UK School Games organisers have the intention to expand this to 15 sports by 2012.  The UK School Games provided competitors with a fantastic opportunity to experience and learn how to deal with the challenges of a large multi-sport event. Television cameras filmed the action, which gave many youngsters a taste of competing under a variety of pressures. The athletes will use this experience as a stepping stone to participation in London 2012, and 2016.

The teams came from all over the UK. Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England East, London, Midlands East, Midlands West, North East, North West, South East, South West, Yorkshire & Humberside.

My first Nationals – Disability Sport England 6 & 7 March 2004

My very first major event was the Disability Sport England National short course Championships which took place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

I was just 10 years and 10 months old.  My coach at the time entered me into 3 events. 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle my classifaction for this event was S8 SM8 SB8 I was so nervous.  

I came 2nd  in all 3 events winning 3 Silver Medals.

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