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Steve Parry Olympic Bronze medallist Sports Presenter and Motivational Speaker


Olympic Bronze medallist Sports Presenter and Motivational Speaker

Olympic Bronze Medal winner in the 200m Butterfly at Athens 2004 Steve Parry  is one of the best known swimmers in the UK. Now retired from professional swimming Steve has been making a name for himself on our screens. During the Beijing Olympics Steve was part of the Radio 5 Live Team and was an integral part of the BBC commentary and presentation team covering the swimming. He was also a regular guest on the sofa with Gabby Logan in the popular BBC1 round up shows.

Contrary to expectation, Steve Parry is not the traditional Olympian, regaling audiences with tales of blood, sweat and his bronze medal. His entrepreneurial spirit - brimming with social responsibility, original implementation, and building on the fabric of a common purpose – makes him the after dinner speaker who lights up a room, and the corporate keynote who imparts valuable lessons of goal-setting, leadership, teamwork and success

Steve Parry Olympic Bronze medallist Sports Presenter and Motivational Speaker

Steve Parry Olympic Bronze medallist Sports Presenter and Motivational Speaker


As one of Britain’s greatest ever swimmers , Steve Parry  retired at the top of his game after winning an Olympic Bronze medal in 2004/ He was the inspirational captain of his country who never failed to deliver  when it mattered most!

Steve Parry is now an entrepreneur owing 3 businesses including Total Swimming,  a company  that is at the forefront  of innovating the swimming space across the UK. Steve’s vision means that Total Swimming teaches 30,000 children to swim a year by taking innovative temporary pools to underprivileged children in Britain’s poorest inner city areas.


In addition to his business interests Steve Parry  is also one of Britain’s most popular sports pundits presenting Radio Five Lives’ swimming and cycling coverage  in addition to his Olympic  preview programmes. Steve also presents  the BBC North West Olympic  coverage and “ The Great Swim Series” for Channel Five


Steve Parry's greatest challenge  came when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, only 4 weeks after getting married. After treatment for the disease, Steve is now cancer free. He is an Ambassador for Cancer Research UK  and in 2011 teamed up with Richard Branson and other celebrities to  swim the Irish Sea, generating £300,000 for charity


An inspirational speaker, Steve Parry is ideal to convey a message about overcoming adversity, implementing a vision, how to turn failure into success and embracing change. Steve talks openly about his experiences of fighting cancer, building a business and attributes athletes need to be world class. Steve is a fantastic, motivator and highly entertaining speaker who clearly articulates the need for teamwork, a positive mindset and taking individual responsibility to ensure you get the desired outcome

Contrary to expectation, Steve Parry is not the traditional Olympian, regaling audiences with tales of blood, sweat and his bronze medal. His entrepreneurial spirit - brimming with social responsibility, original implementation, and building on the fabric of a common purpose – makes him the after dinner speaker who lights up a room, and the corporate keynote who imparts valuable lessons of goal-setting, leadership, teamwork and success.


Topics include

Motivation
Inspiration
Overcoming  Adversity
Teamwork

Steve Parry Olympic Bronze medallist Sports Presenter and Motivational Speaker

Steve Parry was incredibly inspirational. His presentation was current and acknowledged the important role that teachers, PE and sport plays in lives. He talked about his experiences and successful journeys. He presented with high energy, emotion, empathy and humour and ignited the audience at the start of the day  - amazing!

Steve Parry was awesome!

Mike Crichton

Chair  National Association for Physical Education (afPE)

8th Suffolk PE & School Sport Conference 3 March 2016

"Olympic swimmers and architects don't have a obvious natural connection but Steve Parry  made his speech both relevant and engaging for his audience.


He received a very enthusiastic reception from our dinner attendees who found him to be both charismatic and humorous. The very positive feedback which we received from our attendees about Steve's speech included comments such as: "entertaining", "not crude or disrespectful in any way", and "he hit the right note".

As a society we would have no hesitation in recommending Steve Parry to anyone looking for an engaging, entertaining and compelling after dinner speaker."

Jane Leach
Manchester Society of Architects Dinner November 2013 

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