May 24, 2010. No comments.
Today I watched Duncan Goodhew give a speech to a group of junior school pupils at the opening of their swimming pool. I was there as a parent of one of the pupils and because I've been involved in the fundraising to keep the pool open. Goodhew, if you aren't familiar with the name, won a gold medal for swimming in the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980. He is also famous for being completely devoid of hair following an accident involving falling from a tree when he was a teenager. He came across as a really great man but the main reason for this post is because I was so impressed by the way he spoke to the children - telling them about his dyslexia, his accident and how they led to his achievements in the pool. He was so motivating and inspirational to me in my thirties - I can only [read on]