David Walliams is probably the most successful British swimming comedian of all-time! David is also known for acting, presenting and writing but after he completed the English Channel swim for Sport Relief in 2006 he has become almost as famous for his swimming challenges.
David is passionate about swimming and keen to get more people back into the pool as possible. He took part at SwimBritain London Aquatics Centre on 20th September 2014.
Duncan Goodhew MBE
Duncan made his Olympic debut in 1976 while still a student. Two years later in the 1978 Commonwealth Games he won Silver medals in both Individual Breaststroke events and the Medley Relay. While at the World Championships that same year he finished fourth in both individual events and won a Bronze medal in the Medley Relay. Returning as captain of Britain’s swimming team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics he won Gold in the 100m Breaststroke and Bronze in the 4x100m Medley Relay.
Now that he no longer swims competitively, Duncan has adapted the lessons he learnt in the pool to assist businesses and charities worldwide. His expertise has proved invaluable in the British Gas campaign to get Britain swimming.
Ellie Simmonds OBE
Double Paralympic Champion and 6-time Paralympic Medallist, Ellie has been swimming since the age of five, she has since become an ambassador for Paralympic sport, helping to increase its profile through her incredible achievements of ten world titles, five European titles and eight World Records.
Ellie enjoyed SwimBritain Coventry in 2013, swimming with three young competition winners who were big Ellie fans. Ellie took part in the Coventry event again this year which took place on 6th September.
Hannah Miley is regarded as one of the most gifted individual medley swimmers to grace the pool in such a difficult discipline.
Hannah competed in her second Olympic Games at London 2012 where she finished 7th in the 200m IM and 5th in the 400m IM. With the Olympic fever behind her Hannah will be looking for more success in the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.
Hannah is passionate about getting people swimming in Scotland and across the UK. Last year Hannah was on hand at the SwimBritain event in Edinburgh and proved a real success with everyone at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Hannah took part in SwimBritain this year at the Tollcross International Pool in Glasgow on 28th September.