Olympic swimmer trains Stwnsh presenters


He may be training for the much anticipated 2012 Olympic Games in London, but that hasn’t stopped Olympic silver medallist David Davies from training six S4C presenters for a new series to be broadcast in June.

Stwnsh y Gemau follows Geraint Hardy, Tudur Phillips, Owain Gwynedd, Lois Cernyw, Eleri Griffiths and Anni Llŷn as they compete against each other in a series of events, including rowing, athletics, wrestling, swimming and cycling.

Ahead of the big race between the boys and the girls, Davies gave the six some much-needed advice on their swimming techniques at Cardiff’s International Pool. He also raced against the Stwnsh presenters – leaving them trailing in his wake.

David Davies, from Barry, won the silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the new open-water 10K race. He also won bronze in the 1,500m event at the 2004 Olympics in Greece. Davies is also a Commonwealth Games gold medallist having won the 1,500m freestyle in 2006.

Stwnsh is S4C’s strand for 7–13 year olds and is broadcast between 16:00 and 18:00 every weekday and from 09:00 on Saturdays.


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