July 27 to August 12
Olympian David Lowe will be taking an active involvement in the London 2012 Games.
David, who swam for Britain in the Moscow and Los Angeles Games (winning bronze in Moscow in 1980), will be a mentor in the London 2012 TicketShare scheme.
The scheme provides tickets at no cost for young people to attend the Games., and will see David paired with a small group of 18-26 year old athletes, volunteers and support staff.
David will accompany them to one of the 2012 events and share his Olympic and sporting experiences, helping to inspire them to achieve their dreams.
“It’s going to be hugely exciting. The Olympic Park and Olympic Village facilities are very impressive,” said David.
Swimming at the Games:
Naturally, David will also be cheering on Team GB in the swimming competition at the Games, which features 34 medal events.
“The UK squad is looking very good and some gold medals must be on the cards. It would be fantastic for the sport,” he says. “Swimming’s a very positive environment. Men and women train together and there’s a lot of mutual respect.”
From July 28 to August 4, the swimming action is at the amazing Aquatics Centre, with its wave-like roof, which has been designed by international architect Zaha Hadid as the gateway to the Olympic Park.