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Chris Cook is a former competitive swimmer who represented his country on numerous occasions. Specialising in the breaststroke, he won gold in the 50m and 100m finals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He also realised his Olympic dream when he competed for Team GB in the 2004 and 2008 games. An inspiring motivational speaker, he has the ability to engage and enthuse the audience. He encourages anyone who listens to him to step outside of their comfort zone and chase their dreams and ambitions.
A former competitive breaststroke swimmer, Nick competed in three consecutive Olympic Games winning medals at both Seoul and Barcelona. He also represented Great Britain in the World and European Championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. Nick set a number of records during his career including three World and ten European. For thirteen years he represented Great Britain, making him one of the most consistent competitors in the sport.
One of the greatest swimmers in West German history, Michael was nicknamed 'The Albatross' due to his long arms that gave him a giant, bird-like span of 2.13 metres. Standing at 6ft 7in tall, he won a total of six Olympic medals, and a number of medals (including an impressive five golds) at the World Championships.
A visually-impaired former swimmer, Cambridge graduate and life peer in the House of Lords, Chris won a number of medals at four Paralympic Games. He has often been described as 'one of Britain's greatest Paralympians'. In addition, he won a number of World and European titles, and at only twenty years of age was awarded an MBE for services to British sport.
Yorkshire born Adrian is a former competitive swimmer who specialised in the breaststroke. One of the country's best ever swimmers, he achieved a lifelong ambition when he won a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He spent twelve years at the top of his sport as an international level swimmer and was world number one for an impressive six consecutive years.
One of the country's most well known sportsmen, Duncan Goodhew is a former competitive swimmer who specialised in the breaststroke. As a youngster he was no stranger to facing adversity. At just ten years of age he lost all of his hair after falling from a tree. Also dyslexic, he struggled at school with reading. As a result of these difficulties swimming classes became a lifeline for him.