Following a storming performance from Team GB swimmers in the Tokyo Olympics, MP for Denton and Reddish Andrew Gwynne is hoping the unprecedented success has inspired local residents to take advantage of their own local facilities.
Team GB have had an incredibly successful first week in the Tokyo Olympics. Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title after winning gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke. Peaty’s success was then followed by a stunning victory in the men’s synchronised 10m platform dive for Tom Daley and his partner Matty Lee. Team GB also came 1st and 2nd in the 200m individual freestlyle, and Tom Dean made history when he became the first British male swimmer to claim two golds at the same Olympics in 113 years after Team GB also won the 200m freestyle relay.
Gwynne is now encouraging local residents across Denton and Reddish #InspiredToTry swimming to find their nearest clubs using Swim England’s club finding tool at discover.swimming.org/.
The #InspiredToTry swimming campaign is being organised by Swim England and the Amateur Swimming Society.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“It’s been a delight to watch Team GB’s incredible swimming performances over the last week. Adam Peaty, Tom Daley, Matty Lee, Tom Dean, Duncan Scott and the whole Team GB swimming squad have done us proud and been such an inspiration.
We are fortunate across Greater Manchester to have a number of great clubs, and just last Thursday Cllr Brenda Warrington celebrated the completion of a new state-of-the-art swimming pool at Active Hyde.
I hope the success of our athletes will motivate residents to try swimming, para swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming or artistic swimming. There really is something for everyone, and even if you don’t become the next Olympic champion, taking up swimming is great for your mental and physical health.”