This year’s British Gas SwimBritain event is bigger than ever, taking over 11 venues, including, for the first time, the London Aquatics Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
And on Saturday a touch of showbiz was brought to the pool as David Walliams dropped by to spend a bit of time with the participants, share his love of swimming and generally be an all round nice guy, as our Producer Lee can attest to!
Walliams’ love of swimming was cultivated from a young age, as by his own admission it was the only sport he felt comfortable doing.
Little did he know he would find such happiness in swimming, and his passion was there for all to see as he happily signed autographs, talked about his open water exploits with the SwimBritain masses, and took the plunge in the event itself.
And with one more weekend of SwimBritain left, TVC’s elite swimming team will be donning their trunks, swimsuits and goggles and taking the plunge at the famous London Fields Lido next Sunday.
And if that doesn’t ensure that SwimBritain ends on a high note, I don’t know what will!