James Kirton

Olympic Swimmer

  • About James
    Olympic swimmer James Kirton represented GB for over 6 years. His events were the 100m and 200m Breaststroke. Through a determination to find his inner strength, James defied injuries to swim his way into the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as well as various other World and European Championships. Recently retired from swimming, James now dedicates his time to working with young people at his swimming club in Sheffield and local schools.
  • James' motto
    "Be the best version of you"
  • What next?
    Show this video to the children at least 2 weeks before your visit to introduce the event.

“Everything was brilliantly organised. James was fantastic with the children. He encouraged children who were reluctant to join in very well. A fantastic event.”