I was asked by the team at ProSwimwear to give you a little introduction about myself, so here goes. My name is Christopher James Edward Walker-Hebborn (stupid right?), but Chris works just fine.
I have spent the best part of 20 years dedicating my life to the wonderful world of swimming, until recently announcing my retirement in 2018 at the ripe old age of 28. Having been a part of the sport for so many years, I have been lucky enough to see some beautiful parts of the world and A LOT of swimming pools! I have never been a huge fan of talking about my achievements, but its most definitely something I should be proud of, right?
So, I competed at two Olympics games in London and Rio De Janeiro, and five World championships, holding three pretty amazing titles - Olympic Silver Medallist, World Champion and European Champion. I fell in love with the water at a young age when my parents decided that all their kids should be able to swim as a life skill (which I completely agree with!), but as soon as I started swimming, I never wanted to stop. Then in 2000, I was watching the Olympic games in Sydney on TV and decided at the age of 10 that going to an Olympic games was the dream, and I wasn’t going to stop until I achieved it. At the age of 22 I was fortunate enough to be picked to compete at a home games in London, pretty cool, hey? Anyway, that’s enough about me.
I have partnered up with ProSwimwear as an ambassador to help aspiring swimmers by sharing my knowledge of the sport to help you progress! The best part is ProSwimwear offer all major brands and equipment from the likes of Speedo, Arena, TYR and more - so whatever you're looking for, it is safe to say they’ve got it. Together with the ProSwimwear team we aim to provide swimmers with tools they need to achieve their goals, whether swimming for fitness, competitively or just for fun.
With 2019 well underway, I have a lot of Swim Clinics and Masterclasses booked in and cannot wait to share the experience I’ve gained throughout the last 20 years of my swimming career. I am very excited to be a part of the team at ProSwimwear and can’t wait to show you all the things we have planned for the upcoming year. So, stay tuned and keep an eye out!
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