Duncan Goodhew makes a splash at John Charles Centre


Olympic gold medallist swimmer Duncan Goodhew paid a special visit to the Aquatics Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport.

The 100 metre breaststroke gold medallist from the 1980 Olympic Games was in the city to provide a coaching session to a group of young City of Leeds Swimming Club swimmers aged eight to 12.

The visit was a reward for the club recruiting the most swimmers of any club in the country to take part in this year’s charity Swimathon Weekend event in April.

Goodhew said:

“It was a pleasure to teach the young people at the City of Leeds Swimming Club. The young swimmers were put through their paces learning Olympic stroke techniques to help them become even faster in the water for Swimathon 2013. There were some great swimmers amongst the group and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion!”

Anyone inspired by the feast of tennis shown at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games or Andy Murray’s history-making success at the recent US Open should head to the John Charles Centre for Sport this weekend to have a go themselves.

Running from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday 29th September, the Tennis Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport will be playing host to a free tennis taster session open to people of all ages and abilities.