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Paralympian Lauren Steadman visits Clevedon Swimming Club

Clevedon swimming club welcomed paralympic swimmer, triathlete and BBC Strictly Come Dancing alumni, Lauren Steadman to the pool on Sunday 18 September.

Lauren visited to show support for Clevedon’s younger swimmers, in particular para swimmer Rue Harvey, aged 8, and to inspire swimmers with her tales of Olympic and World championships.

Clevedon’s Improvers and Junior Skills squads benefitted from Lauren’s guidance on foundational skills and also gave some coaching tips to both squads. The swimmers, plus Clevedon’s young volunteer coaches, were delighted to get the chance to see and hold Lauren’s gold medal from the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Head coach Pat Leaman commented: “We were thrilled to welcome Lauren to the pool and we all benefited from hearing about her Team GB experiences. Thank you Lauren. This was the perfect start to the competition season for Team Clevedon.”

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