Marcus Branson, Head Coach of Aqua Swimming Club, Sevenoaks, recently met with Olympic & World Champion Swimming sensation James Guy to discuss visiting the club for a swimming masterclass.
James Guy is currently a member of the Great Britain swimming squad preparing to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. At the recent world swimming championships this summer in South Korea, James earned a gold medal in the men’s 4 x 100 metres medley relay team touching ahead of the American & Russian teams.
Marcus Branson commented ‘It is vital that swimmers at a club level are inspired by Olympic athletes. James Guy’s visit to our club will really help to motivate all our swimmers. You never know, James’ masterclass may help launch our swimmers on the path to Olympic success’. James Guy added ‘ I remember looking up to Olympic athletes when I was a young swimmer – if I can inspire the young swimmers from Aqua Swimming Club I feel that I would be putting back something into the sport that I love’.
Marcus was also delighted to meet instantly recogniseable Gold Medal Olympian Duncan Goodhew MBE.