SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight is hoping Britain’s medal success at the Tokyo Olympics will inspire residents to take the plunge and try swimming for sport, recreation and to stay fit.
His call follows the gold medal win for Team GB’s Adam Peaty in in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, and Tom Daley and Matty Lee in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform.
Mr Knight is hoping that, inspired by the Olympic glow, local people will be inspired to try swimming.
“I send my congratulations, and those of the nation, to Adam Peaty on another amazing gold medal,” he said.
“Also to Tom Daley and Matty Lee after their sensational gold medal performance.
“I will be continuing to cheer on the rest of Team GB as the action continues.
“We are fortunate in Solihull to have a number of fantastic clubs and 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.
“Who knows, the next Adam Peaty, Ellie Simmonds or Alice Dearing could start their future Olympic journey in our pools!
“But even if we don’t unearth the next Olympic superstar, the joy and health benefits being part of a club can bring is more than worth it on its own.”
People can find their local clubs by using Swim England’s club finding tool at discover.swimming.org/.