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Alex Harrison - Chair of the National Youth Forum

I started diving 11 years ago when I was seven years old. I competed in diving reaching National Age Groups and gained a place on the IOS AASE programme for diving. This helped me to become involved in the other side of the sport as a coach, official and volunteer.

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Laura Bennett

I started swimming for Torridgeside Swimming Club, North Devon, at the age of four and have been swimming and coaching for the club ever since.

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Matthew Machin

I have been swimming since the age of four, competitively during my school and college years. Following on from my swimming background, I began to volunteer for Cheadle Swimming Club and helped in the Cheadle Little Otters swim school lessons.

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Zak Mulvaney

I am currently in my first year at Loughborough University studying BSc Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences.

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Lucy Palfreyman

I am currently studying for my A Levels, in Chemistry, Psychology, Geography, English Literature, and Physical Education. In the future, I hope to undertake a degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University.

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Ellie Bamber

I learnt to swim via swimming lessons when I was about five, then I moved over to my local swimming club, Glossop at 10 and swam once a week.

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Bethan Corley

I joined my first swimming club at the age of 6 and swam competitively from the age of eight.

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Rick Atkinson

Swimming has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, from learning to swim with my dad in the pool, to competing at national events it is something I really enjoy.

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