Double Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chris Cook inspired pupils with his talk at the annual awards ceremony of Longfield Academy of Sport.

North East-born and bred, Chris presented a host of awards to pupils at a glittering ceremony staged at the Dolphin Centre. Also a director of Swim Buddies, he told an audience of staff, pupils and families: “I always wanted to be an Olympic swimmer but people from South Shields didn’t go to the Olympics”…

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