Monthly Archives: July 2009

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   

Testimonial: EIS Hertfordshire

 “JoJo is a inspirational, highly motivated & dedicated athlete, who is always striving to improve herself. She has an outgoing and friendly personality, but has an inner belief and determination that will take her to the top. JoJo works hard in every session and challenges me to ensure that I provide the best training programme and environment for her to succeed.”

Tony Sephton
Head of Performance Hertfordshire University
Strength & Conditioning Coach EIS East Region 

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Bruce & Milly

 July 19th    Up the road from where I live is a little antique shop. It is a very nice shop and the lady that owns it has got a lovely scottie dog called Milly. The lady thought it was cruel to keep Milly in her small shop and was trying to find a home for her. My mum thought we could have her. So she brought her home. Bathed her and cleaned her up. Boy what a mistake my dog Bruce who is almost 14 and on lots of medication, because he is old with heart problems, thought all his christmas’s had come at once. He would not leave her alone. All he wanted to do is play I reckon if we had kept her it would have killed him off and we don’t want that,do we! He is my best friend. So we  sadly we gave Milly back.


Belfairs Celebration Assembly

July 16th     I was invited to Belfairs High School celebration assembly. I had a fab evening, but in a way it was sad ūüôĀ saying goodbye to some of my friends and teachers, you see it was my last ever school assembly at Belfairs, boo hoo, but on the other hand, pardon the pun he he he, I was awarded Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Endeavour Award.

Jo-Jo & Mr Duprey (Headmaster)Jo-Jo & Jan Andrews

Moonlight Colourthon 4th July 2009

moonlight-colourthon1 Congratulations !wow1

13.5 Miles !

 I just don’t know what to say

 Thankyou all so Much ūüôā

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!

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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

Hockley/Rochford District & Southend Presenter + Prom

July 1st   Gosh where do I start.  I was asked to present medals at two different swimming galas.  The first being in the morning for Rochford District Inter-Schools Annual Swimming Gala. I had a great time and saw some fantastic young swimmers I was happy to help out.

 Here is a picture of me with Jordan Kemp a young Rochford & Disrict Swimmer.


In the afternoon I had only 30 minutes to grab a bit of  lunch before going to my next booking to present some more medals & trophies  for Southend Sports Partnerships Inter-Schools Gala, again I was glad to help out.   

Phew !  I have had a grand day so far, but I was running out of time I needed to have my nails done do my hair and get ready for Belfairs School Prom at La Quinta in Benfleet, Essex.     

I think I scrubbed up O.K!