For Jonny Booth an average week consists of 4.30am starts, 34 miles of swimming and up to five gruelling gym sessions.

But for the 18-year-old disabled swimming champion it’ll be worth it – because he’s competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics next month.

Jonny, an international youth swimming gold medallist, will be representing Great Britain in the S9 400m freestyle race, on September 9.

And to give himself the best chance of a podium finish he’s been training with a vengeance.

Jonny, who has a rare muscle wasting condition called Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease, gets up at 4.30am and has breakfast. Then it’s straight off to the pool.

He says: “My training normally consists of three morning training sessions from 5.45am to 7.30am...

“We get to training early to follow a set pre-pool workout that will prepare me for the session’s ahead. I also stretch after training as well to help and protect my body alongside attending three to five gym sessions per week.”

Jonathan Booth of Kirlees reacts after he competes in the final of the Men's MC 400m Freestyle during Day Four of British Para-Swimming International Meet at Tollcross International Swimming Centre

Jonny, from Holmfirth, will then eat to replenish his energy before going to the gym.

He says: “For my gym session I do a circuit which consists of battle ropes, medicine ball slam, jumps, lunges, wall sit and core work, this is one of the most challenging workouts of the week.

“It is important to eat before you train as you need to fuel your body in order to train well.

“After training I take snack bars, fruit and a milk shake to eat to replenish what I’ve burnt off during the session.

“After the gym I will eat again and have a drink.”

After the day’s first training sessions, Jonny goes home has a second breakfast and sleeps for two hours which allows his muscles to recover.

He snacks on fruit until lunch when he eats sandwiches or beans or scrambled eggs on toast and yoghurt or rice pudding.

Then it’s time for the evening swimming session.

Jonny, who trains under coach Mark Lappin, says: “Evening training is the same as morning training but on an evening I have a large evening meal.”

And not long after dinner it’s bedtime.

Jonny says: “I am in bed around 8.30pm/9pm as I am usually tired and of course, I have to be up at 4.30am.”

Sunday is usually Jonny’s day off unless he’s competing that day.

Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease is a rare – and currently incurable – hereditary disease which causes loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation.

Jonny’s training costs £5,000 a year. So far he has raised £4,870 via a Crowdfunder webpage.

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