YOTA Swimmer Ross Noble Selected for Scottish National Youth Squad

Elwanda Tulloch

Ross Noble, who swims for YOTA (YMCA of the Triangle Area), was selected by the Scottish Swimming Association to represent Scotland on their 2020-2021 National Youth Squad. Ross is a dual citizen of the USA and the UK.

Team Scotland has a significant presence on the international stage, led by swimmers Duncan Scott, Hannah Miley and Mark Szaranek. Scotland competes independently in competitions such as the Commonwealth Games, but joins Team UK for the Olympics and World Championships.

About his selection, Ross said, “I’m proud to be Scottish, so I’m excited to represent Scotland and compete on an international level.”

His coach Jamie Bloom adds, “We’re delighted that Ross will have this opportunity. Ross constantly challenges himself in practice and continues to develop his technique and speed. We’re confident he’ll grow as a swimmer as he competes internationally, and we expect him to swim fast for Team Scotland.”

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Queer swimmer Theresa Goh advocates for Singapore’s LGBTQ community

Elwanda Tulloch

A new profile in Lifestyle Asia spells it out: “As far as sporting legends in Singapore go, few make our hearts swell with pride like Theresa Goh does.”



Theresa Goh holding a colorful umbrella: Theresa Goh proudly displays the Singapore flag after winning the a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.


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Theresa Goh proudly displays the Singapore flag after winning the a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Goh, who was born with spina bifida, won gold at the 2006 International Paralympic Committee World Swimming Championships, thus becoming the first swimming world champion in her country’s history.

The fact that she was able to do so while paralyzed from the waist down remains a jaw-dropping feat and a testament to her courage and perseverance.

Yet that triumph is only part of what makes Goh such an inspiring and unique figure in Singapore. After winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games, Goh came out publicly as queer, despite living in a country that does not recognize

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