Former British butterfly swimmer Stephen ‘Steve’ Parry competed internationally in the 100 and 200 meter butterfly distances and picked up a number of medals in his time. Now he delivers insightful and exciting stories about his time on the British team, as well as offering motivational tips for young athletes and corporate audiences alike.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Steve swam for a number of local clubs and began training seriously aged 12, though at that time he also played cricket and basketball for his school teams. At 16 years of age his training regime was stepped up a notch and as a result he qualified for the European Junior Championships. Just one year later he managed to win the competition for Great Britain. In order to make the most of his talents, Steve moved to the States and studied marketing and finance alongside his training. In 2009 he managed to set a commonwealth record at the 2000 US Nationals, which meant beating now world famous Olympian Michael Phelps. With a number of Commonwealth and European Championship medals under his belt, Steve retired in 2005 and went on to create a training program called Total Swimming for Young People.
Steve Parry now also spends his time commentating on sports for the BBC as he did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and as such is well placed to come an talk about his sport at your sports award dinner, corporate function and much more: call up an agent now to find out how.