Julian Fletcher has outlined how he is giving back to the local swimming programme.

The Olympian and five-times World Championships competitor participated in Olympic Day at the National Aquatics Facility yesterday, with 32 young swimmers benefiting from his experience in the sport.

Judy Simons and Brenda Dale, the president and vice president of the Bermuda Olympic Association, were also in attendance along with Ben Smith, the national swimming coach. Katura Horton-Perinchief, the island’s only Olympic diver, also attended.

“I come in as a part time coach to coach these youngsters and also came to the Nationals and helped out a little bit with some of the swimmers who were trying to reach qualifying times,” said the 26-year-old Fletcher, who retired as a competitive swimmer last year. “I’ve also helped some of the elite young athletes to achieve their international goals and reach the same levels of sport that I was at. A lot of it is about giving back.

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