Esteemed swimmer Luke Greenbank will be aiming to inspire the next generation of backstroke swimmers in Swim England’s Sharing Success series. The Loughborough-based athlete, who has been pre-selected for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, is set to appear as a guest speaker on Saturday 20 March.

Greenbank will be sharing his backstroke expertise as well as personal stories, which aim tp help inspire youngsters who have signed up for the workshop. The workshops are stroke-specific and age-dependent and will focus on the technical and physical elements of each stroke. 

Greenbank is one of British Swimming’s elite athletes who took part in the Manchester International Swim Meet and the more recent British Swimming Invitation Meet.
The 24-year-old excelled at both events, with his stand-out performance coming in the form of breaking a 10-year British record in the 200m backstroke. Touching in 1:55.34, he shaved 0.24 off James Goddard’s long-standing record mark. 

This swim has undoubtedly boosted his confidence ahead of what will be his first Olympic Games this summer. Speaking after his swim, Greenbank said: "It feels absolutely amazing, and obviously it was James Goddard’s record before this and as a kid I watched him swim at an international level, so was he kind of an idol of mine, so to get that record is amazing."

“I think with opportunities being pretty limited to get racing in, taking this opportunity is really important – and having that target of Tokyo, it’s the ultimate goal. I am really looking forward to getting out there.”