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Synchronised swimming stalwart Jenny Gray amazed at Hall of Fame induction

Synchronised swimming stalwart Jenny Gray says her Swim England Hall of Fame induction was ‘unbelievable’.

Gray was a member of the first British synchronised swimming team and has since dedicated her life to the sport.

She has been a coach, judge, referee and played key roles on both the LEN and FINA Technical Committees.

And it is the youngsters she currently coaches and those that she has worked with over the years that are a driving force in her continuing in the sport at the age of 69.

Gray said: “It was such a surprise [when she found out about her induction] but it’s the most amazing thing and unbelievable to be honest.

“I was shocked when I opened the letter. It’s great and great for synchro to have it recognised.

“It’s all about the people. I love the sport but the people involved in the sport make it.

“I would not be doing it without them. I have made great friends all over the world. Every day, I’m in contact with people from all over the world and it keeps me going.”

Gray received an MBE for services to the sport in 2016 and became the first person from England to receive the Paragon Award for Synchronised Swimming by the International Swimming Hall of Fame.