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Stephanie Millward MBE Becomes Wiltshire Deputy Lieutenant

Congratulations to Stephanie Millward MBE who as been announced as a Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire. 
Stephanie who at just 16 was the British 100m Backstroke swimming champion. Within months of being selected for Team GB to compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an incurable disease.

Shattered by her inability to swim, the MS affected Stephanie’s life, both physically and mentally, and at different stages, Stephanie was forced to re-learn to move, walk, and even talk.

But finally, in 2007, she was encouraged to re-enter a swimming pool. This was the beginning of a transformation and, once back swimming, she found peace, focus and some happiness again and within a year she competed at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. For the next eight years, Stephanie competed in swimming championships all over the world, including the Paralympic Games at London 2012 where she won five medals and then at Rio 2016, she fulfilled her ambition of winning two Paralympic Gold Medals, as part of another five medal haul.


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