Alice is currently the only black person swimming for Britain on senior team. She is the World Junior marathon swim champion (2016). and is training to qualify for the Olympic games and when she does, she will become the first black woman to compete for Great Britain at the Olympics in swimming.
Alice is a Co-founder of the Black Swimming Association (BSA) which is promoting and advocating for the inclusion and welfare of people of colour in aquatics.
Alice is studying for an MA in Social Media and Political Communication.
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Who is Alice
What life was like growing up
Getting into swimming and falling in love with it
Getting a swimming scholarship at age 12
Education or swimming
Her dreams of what she wanted to be
Wanting to be a lawyer
Could she make a career as an elite swimmer?
Her amazing mum
The sacrifices made
The balance between education and swimming
Motivation and the reason why?
The mental side of the preparation
Her first experience of open water swimming
Say yes to the next race…
Going into survival mode
What’s going on inside her mind
The races that stand out
Making progress at the elite level
Dealing with lockdown
Not having access to water
Women’s Sports Trust program - Unlocked
Wanting to make a positive change in swimming
Wanting to encourage more Black people to swim
Barriers to Black women for getting into swimming
Working with SolCap
Being a co-founder of Black Swimming Association
Swimming being taught in schools
Final words of advice
Instagram - @alicedearingx
Twitter - @alicedearingx
Black Swimming Association - Diversifying the sport that saves lives
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