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British Swimming's amazing 2021

Dec. 23, 2021

Steve Parry and Karen Pickering head to Great Britain’s World Class Swimming Programme centre at Loughborough University to chat to swimmers, coaches, a nutritionist and a lifeguard as they reflect on a year of staggering success in the pool. They catch up with leading coach Mel Marshall and Tokyo medallists James Wilby and Luke Greenbank. Two young swimmers give some insight into life in Loughborough and Alice Dearing discusses her historic year as she became GB's first black Olympic swimmer. They also chat with veteran Loughborough coaches Ian Armiger and Mike Peyrebrune - and discuss what they miss about life as a full-time swimmer (if anything). Topics 2.30 - Mel Marshall interview 13.30 - interview with Loughborough veteran coach Ian Armiger 15.30 – interview with Olympic medallist James Wilby 23.30 – young swimmers Lily Booker and Charlie Hutchison on being inspired by Tokyo success 28.40 – Karen and Steve discuss the development of swimming at the pool in Loughborough and their life after retiring 32 – Loughborough veteran coach Mike Peyrebrune chats to Steve and Karen 35 – interview with Olympic marathon swimmer Alice Dearing, who discusses becoming GB’s first black Olympic swimmer 45.45 – nutritionist Rich Chessor on what swimmers should eat at Christmas 47.30 – interview with double Tokyo medallist Luke Greenbank

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