Following the gold medal for Team Bath's very own Tom Dean at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Adam Peaty's historic win in the Men's 100m Breaststroke, and Tom Daley's inspiring journey to gold alongside Matty Lee in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform, the Bath MP is hoping the Olympics will leave local people #InspiredToTry swimming.
Wera Hobhouse said: “I send my congratulations to Adam Peaty, Tom Daley and Matty Lee after their sensational performances. I also want to say an extra well done to Tom Dean. His win is a testament to Bath's incredible coaches and facilities, and he has made our community so proud. I will be continuing to cheer on the rest of Team GB - and especially Team Bath - as the action continues."
“Bath is extremely lucky to have a number of fantastic clubs. I hope the excitement of the Olympics will provide the motivation for many residents to be #InspiredToTry any of the fantastic sports of swimming, para swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming or artistic swimming.
“People can find their local clubs by using Swim England’s club finding tool here discover.swimming.org/.”
Wera Hobhouse said: “Who knows, the next Ellie Simmonds, Adam Peaty or Alice Dearing could start their future Olympic journey at our pools! That is the beauty of the Olympics - it is the highest possible level of sports, but it begins at the grassroots. There is truly something for everyone. And even if we don't unearth the next Olympic superstar, the joy and health benefits of being part of a club are more than worth it on their own."
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