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Rebecca Adlington

Born: 17 February 1989 Rebecca Adlington Record-breaking Rebecca Adlington is Britain’s most successful female Olympian of all time in the pool having won a total of four individual medals at…continue »

Anita Lonsbrough

Born: 10 August 1941 Anita Lonsbrough Anita Lonsbrough was a pioneer for women’s swimming – achieving a number of notable firsts during a dominant six years at the very top…continue »

Leon Taylor

Born: 2 November 1977 Leon Taylor Leon Taylor enjoyed sustained success as a competitive diver at the highest level for two decades. He took up the sport at the age…continue »

Ellie Simmonds

Born: 11 November 1994 Ellie Simmonds Five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds came to national attention when she competed in the 2008 Beijing Games at the age of 13. She won…continue »

Mike Beard

Born: 24 July 1942 Mike Beard Dedicated volunteer Mike Beard has made an outstanding contribution to swimming and water polo. He joined Stourbridge Swimming Club at the age of seven,…continue »

Terry Denison

Born: 7 December 1940 Terry Denison It was an all-night conversation which ultimately led to Terry Denison becoming one of Great Britain’s most successful swimming coaches. A history teacher at…continue »

Tim Reddish

Born: 12 April 1957 Tim Reddish Tim Reddish has made an outstanding contribution to para-swimming, both as an athlete, coach and administrator. Having being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare,…continue »