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Greetham ready for Tokyo Olympics role.

Report Via the Scarborough News Sport - January 2020

Scarborough Swimming Coach, Sam Greetham is preparing to undertake a crucial role during the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in Tokyo , Japan

Greetham, who still coaches at Scarborough Swimming Club and has recently overseen a scheme that sees youngsters learn the basics of pool safety at Braeburn School, has already taken several trips to Japan to begin Preparations for the 2020 Games.

Greetham is part of FINA an organisation who check the temperature and quality of water ahead of competitions and oversee rules and regulations during the races and is one of the founder members of British Swimming, set up in 2000 in the aftermath of a dismal display in the pool at the Sydney Olympics.

“This will be the sixth Olympic Games I have been involved with” said Greetham. “ I was in Atlanta, Sydney, Beijing, London , Rio and will be at Tokyo this year. Its a privilege to work in this role, I get to see many different countries and cities. Last year I was in South Korea, China and Japan and I’ll be in the Seychelles in July just before the Olympics, for the World Junior Championships”

Despite being involved on the world stage, Greetham admits he still loves coaching Scarborough's youngsters just as much as working with world class performers. 

He added “ I still get the same pleasure coaching the young people in Scarborough that I do working with the likes of Adam Peaty. I’ve been involved with Scarborough Swimming Club for over 50 years, first as a swimmer then as a coach. I’m a proud Scarborian and I firmly believe everyone should be able to learn how to swim - which is why I’m so pleased we’re able to run the Learn to Swim scheme at Braeburn School.”

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