Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Young swimmers try on Olympian Siobhan-Marie O'Connor's medal for size

Olympic medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor dropped into her old swimming club, bringing along a very special item.

The 20-year-old visited Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club on September 26 to talk to its young members and let each of them wear the silver medal she won in Rio this summer in the women’s 200m individual medley.

She spent two hours at Keynsham Leisure Centre, signing autographs, having photos taken and chatting while coaching sessions took place in the same pool Siobhan began her training as a youngster.

Everyone was surprised by the weight of Siobhan’s medal, said a member of the club, while Gold Squad member Hannah Galloway, 10, added:  “She is very inspiring and her visit made me really happy.”