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Karen Fisk

Former Petty Officer Karen Fisk served in the Royal Navy until she was medically discharged in 2015. Hoping Invictus 2018 will help her ongoing recovery, the 35-year-old said: “I want to grow my confidence and help manage my anxiety. It will give me a feeling of self-worth and I’ll feel a sense of belonging serving my country again.” The Basingstoke-based sportswoman particularly enjoys swimming – not only for fitness benefits: “With swimming, I have grown in confidence each year – I come back improving and widening my skills. I never want to lose swimming, I enjoy the calm it brings me. I take my son and daughter to swimming lessons and join in.”