Tokyo Olympics: Swimmers set stunning standard to inspire young and old - The Yorkshire Post says

Standing out among the many inspirational achievements of Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics has been the exceptional performance of the nation’s swimmers as they left the pool with an impressive four golds, three silvers and one bronze.

Great Britain's Luke Greenbank, Duncan Scott, James Guy and Adam Peaty after winning the silver medal in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on the ninth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Their record haul of eight medals is the most picked up in any sport by Great Britain so far at these games and represents an incredible transformation after winning just one medal at the last Olympics in Rio five years ago.

Their new winning mentality was summed by Adam Peaty’s disappointment at a silver in the 4x100m medley relay when they had been aiming for gold in the event.

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Nevertheless, their incredible collective accomplishments will now surely inspire more people to either take up swimming or get back in the water after time away.

We may not all be able to match the speed and athleticism of the Olympians but the joy of swimming is it is an activity anyone can dive in to.

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