Olympic medallist swimmer Steve Parry has an exceptional gift both as an athlete and as an after dinner speaker and Olympic speaker. Claiming Bronze at the 2004 Athens Games within the 200m butterfly discipline, Parry has gone on to forge a respected reputation as a commentator and pundit specialist, providing commentary and analysis across the BBC's sports coverage.
Beating the prolific and phenomenal Michael Phelps within the semi-final of his 2004 Athens competition, he set a then British and Commonwealth record. Retiring after the 2008 Beijing Games, Steve Parry has set himself into a career within media commitments, providing his services as a sports speaker and after dinner speaker, and his mentoring scheme Total Swimming, which aims to provide motivation and guidance for the next generation of swimmers. An inspirational figure towards young athletes, Steve Parry is the ideal dinner guest as an Olympic Speaker.
Articulate and coherent throughout his appearances, he is a charismatic and proud athlete who is determined to support and nurture athletes with the same intrinsic drive to succeed as he discovered. His values and traits as an athlete mentor and television personality translate over to his suitability as an after dinner speaker and Olympic speaker.