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My Sport – Swimming


Ethan Brown has been a fan of swimming since he was young and started swimming competitively three years ago. He says there’s no other sport like it…

What’s the best thing about watching swimming live?

Watching swimming live is special. It’s just got that something extra. Everyone is so close to the pool, and when the swimmers are up on the blocks and everything goes quiet, it just creates an amazing atmosphere.

Also, the fact that anything can happen in swimming makes watching it live special. An example of that was at London 2012 when Chad le Clos out-touched Michael Phelps in the Men’s 200 Metre Butterfly to take the Gold medal, even though at 10 metres to go it looked like he had no chance. Watching swimming live is just awesome.

What’s your best memory from watching or taking part in swimming?

It’s got to be the Bronze medal my relay team won in the 4x100M Medley Relay in the British Gas Swim Wales Age Group National Championships. It was an awesome feeling.

Which swimming star should people look out for at Glasgow 2014?

Michael Jamieson will be one to look out for in the 100 Metre and 200 Metre Breaststroke. He swam well in the 200 Metre Breaststroke at the 2013 World Championships. Maybe not his fastest time, but his stroke looked well and clean cut. He’s also going to have the home advantage being Scottish. I’m expecting great things from him!

Why should people who don’t know anything about swimming buy tickets to watch it at Glasgow 2014?

It’s a great sport to watch! It’s also a family sport that could inspire your children to try something new. Glasgow is a great city as well, so after the swimming you can go out and see everything in Glasgow. And who knows? At Glasgow 2014, you could see the next Michael Phelps!

Can you sum up what Glasgow 2014 will be like in three words?

Sporting, greatness, amazing.

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