Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt is hoping local residents will be #InspiredToTry swimming after gold medals for Team GB in swimming and diving last night.
At the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Team GB’s Adam Peaty won another Olympic gold medal in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, while Tom Daley and Matty Lee also took gold in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform.
Ben has teamed up with Swim England to encourage Milton Keynes residents to take inspiration from the success and visit their local swimming club - and maybe even become a future medalist!
He said: “I send my congratulations, and those of the nation, to Adam Peaty on another amazing gold medal. Also to Tom Daley and Matty Lee after their sensational performance receiving gold medals. I will be continuing to cheer on the rest of Team GB as the action continues.
"We are fortunate in Milton Keynes North to have a number of fantastic clubs and I hope the excitement of the Olympics will provide the motivation for many residents to be #InspiredToTry any of the fantastic sports of swimming, para swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming or artistic swimming.
“Who knows, the next Adam Peaty, Ellie Simmonds or Alice Dearing could start their future Olympic journey in our pools! But even if we don’t unearth the next Olympic superstar, the joy and health benefits being part of a club can bring is more than worth it on its own.”
People can find their local clubs by using Swim England’s club finding tool here discover.swimming.org/.