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West Midlands team helps Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club meet Team GB athlete

25 September 2023

A Shrewsbury-based swimming club will be diving into future competitions with more motivation, thanks to an inspiring meet and greet organised by our West Midlands team.

Brodie Williams visited Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club at the Quarry Swimming & Fitness Centre in Shrewsbury, as part of our partnership with Team GB to share his story and to help inspire the club members to perform at their best at upcoming events.

The visit follows a £5,000 donation made to Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club earlier in the year. The club raised money to cover the rising cost of pool hire due to increased energy bills as well as to support its members who are affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Brodie Williams said: “I’m proud to be able to represent Team GB and speak to the athletes of Shrewsbury swimming club on behalf of Persimmon Homes, so close to where I achieved my greatest success at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. I hope I can inspire and kick-start the Shrewsbury club to a strong year of swimming and performance. I’d like to thank Persimmon Homes for donating to this swim club; it's so important people have a local hub to learn to swim and be safe in the water. Finally, a thank you to Team GB, for choosing me for this special occasion.”

Anna Fletcher at Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club said: “It is a great privilege to have Brodie Williams from Team GB visit Shrewsbury Swimming Club to share his swimming story and to inspire our swimmers to be the best they can be. Swimming is a great sport to be involved in and Brodie is a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and self-belief and is such a positive role model to our swimmers.

“Our sincere thanks must go to Persimmon Homes West Midlands who as sponsors of Team GB & supporters of our club were able to arrange this special visit for us. It is wonderful to start the competitive swimming season with this event and with Brodie’s tips and advice I am sure our swimmers will go from strength to strength.”

Lee Perry, Technical Director of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “What we do is about much more than just building homes, it’s about leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities that we build in. We’re always delighted to lend a hand to community groups to boost their ongoing initiatives or contribute to causes that mean a lot to them.”

“It was great to be able to follow up our donation to Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club with an inspiring visit from Brodie Williams, organised as part of our relationship with Team GB.”

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