Injury compensation paid out to swimmer

A champion swimmer has received a four-figure injury compensation payout for the treatment he suffered at the hands of two coaches.

Aden Walker, who has won several awards and medals for his swimming prowess, is also a vulnerable adult with learning difficulties, the Warrington Guardian reports.

In the court hearings, a panel learnt that the 39-year-old’s nose was broken by his coach Andy O’Gara during a swimming trip to America six years ago.

Neither he nor his other coach Anne Calvert would allow him to see a doctor or phone home.

The British Swimming body and the Amateur Swimming Association held successful disciplinary hearings against the coaches in 2005 and 2006, but Mr Walker has only recently received an injury compensation sum for the incident.

"We’ve had a lot of help from the Disability Rights Commission, Warrington social services and people here and I want everybody to know Aden will always be proud of Warrington," his mother Kath told the paper.

It follows a report in the Cornish Guardian that a Newquay man has received a compensation payout after a playground injury dashed his hopes of becoming a professional footballer.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19194024-ADNFCR

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