Olympic Gold Medalist Benefits from Police Training

Olympic Gold Medalist Benefits from Police Training

Rio champion put through his paces at constabulary base

He is best known for being one of the fastest swimmers in the world, but this week Olympian Adam Peaty was put through his paces at a police HQ.

The Rio gold and silver medalist and his team from Derby Swimming Club visited Leicestershire’s Enderby base to take a police fitness test and public order training session.

The team, whose star has just returned to training following a short break after his Olympic heroics, were visiting the force as part of a team building exercise.

Their activities included the bleep and push-pull tests.

Afterwards he said: “The day has been great. We’ve learnt how to work as a team effectively and efficiently and that’s really important.”

In swimming it’s really important to work as a team – if you don’t you put yourself at risk, not at the same risk as police officers face but at risk of not swimming at your best.”

Club coach Mel Marshall added: “I’ve enjoyed seeing the team grow and seeing them work together.

The experience for the team today was to do something different, be out of their comfort zone, work together and take something from a different environment back to their own environment. I think we definitely achieved that today.

Today has also given us an insight into policing and it has made me incredibly proud of British police.


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