Like last year there was so much going on across the Queen Elizabeth Park, multi sports events to try out, music & dance shows, sports in the copper box & for the first time Duel in the Pool.
I was really looking forward to it and when i got off the train i could hardly believe it.........it was me on a massive electronic bill board & then another one right outside Westfields shopping center, it was amazing!
My mum & her friend Angela were so excited like me it was their first time back in the London Aquatic Center since i won Gold
in 2012 & they had their friend Sandy with them this time so i knew they would have a great time no matter what happened in the races as they always have a great time together.
I was outside my personal best time but i managed to touch in first place & considering i missed the wall on my last turn i was very lucky.
There were no medals at this event we swam as a team for points, it was very confusing but Alan March the commentator explained it a few times to everyone so that they understood & at half time Great Britain were just a head of Europe.
In the break i got to go for lunch with my mum, it was really nice.
The afternoon session was packed & really noisy with everyone cheering, it was very exciting.
I came 2nd in the S14 100m Backstroke & then 2nd again in the S14 200m Individual Medley, i was very happy because it meant that all my swims so far had counted towards the teams total points.
My last event was so exciting, it was the first ever time i had been in an S14 relay event representing Great Britain & it was a mixed event with Jack Thomas, Tom Hamer & Chloe Davies. S14's don't usually get to do relays so we were so happy to have been selected but we knew the European team were really strong & we would have to give it everything we had to stay with them let alone win.
We came out really relaxed & dancing to the music, staying calm & trying to enjoy the moment.
It was so close but my team mates gave it everything & were really strong giving me a slight head start. I could hear the crowd shouting & cheering so loudly bringing me into the last 15 meters. I managed to touch just ahead of the European team to the roar of the crowd, it was amazing & my team was just the best!
To finish off my day i had to complete a challenged that i had been nominated for by lots of people.
Chris Furber the National Performance Director for Para swimming offered to help by pouring ice cold water over my head, he seemed very happy to help out......maybe a little too happy!
National Paralympics Day is amazing & raises awareness of Great Britain's fantastic Para Athletes. It also reminds us how great London 2012 was & how the legacy lives on!
The link to watch the Channel 4 highlights is here.. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/national-paralympics-day/4od