I’ve been swimming in local pools since I can remember, and there’s no doubt that without the access I had to these pools I would not have achieved what I have.
But it’s not just about the elite level, it’s really important to have as many pools as possible for everyone to use. Swimming is not only fun, but a great way for the whole family to exercise.
Unfortunately, I am currently aware of a lot of pool closures around the UK, and whilst I can’t get involved personally in every fight to keep them, I do pledge my unwavering support to all those battling to keep their local pools open.
Closing pools will have a terrible impact on not only the health of the nation, but also the sporting legacy in this country. So I urge everyone to pull together and make their voices heard in opposing these closures.