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Giles Long

Paralympic swimmer Giles Long motivates and inspires audiences with his story of overcoming adversity to become a gold medallist. An excellent key note or after dinner speaker, Giles Long tells his tale with warmth and humour, while imparting strong lessons which will resonate with any audience.  

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Giles Long Biography

Giles Long MBE is one of the most successful and well-respected Paralympic swimmers of our time. His journey to elite success is unusual and inspirational, and has instilled in him the ability to motivate as an after dinner speaker and keynote speaker.

Giles was told at the age of thirteen that he had Cancer and the bone tumour in his arm would prevent him from achieving his goal of becoming an Olympic swimmer.

Despite the end of his potential competitive able-bodied swimming career, Giles continued to swim, spurred on by the process of goal setting and building a team around him, in a time of rapid change, which he found exhilarating.

Due to his successful performances in the international swimming circuit in the early nineties, Giles was given a Sports Aid grant; this gave him the funding he needed to continue his swimming while at University. Giles was only seventeen when he broke...

Giles Long MBE is one of the most successful and well-respected Paralympic swimmers of our time. His journey to elite success is unusual and inspirational, and has instilled in him the ability to motivate as an after dinner speaker and keynote speaker.

Giles was told at the age of thirteen that he had Cancer and the bone tumour in his arm would prevent him from achieving his goal of becoming an Olympic swimmer.

Despite the end of his potential competitive able-bodied swimming career, Giles continued to swim, spurred on by the process of goal setting and building a team around him, in a time of rapid change, which he found exhilarating.

Due to his successful performances in the international swimming circuit in the early nineties, Giles was given a Sports Aid grant; this gave him the funding he needed to continue his swimming while at University. Giles was only seventeen when he broke his first World Record and he qualified for the 100m Butterfly at the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996 as the fastest in the world.

Giles regained his Olympic Gold Medal in 2000 at the Sydney Paralympics and set another new world record, four years later he won his third Gold medal at the Athens Paralympics. His success was down to making hard decisions early on in his career and having belief in his team and the people around him throughout his training.

In addition to his sporting talents, Giles is also the creator of LEXI, the amazing graphics system that explained how Paralympic Classification works for the first time on TV. LEXI has so far been successful in changing and modernising the way disability sport is televised around the world. 

In the past Giles has written for the Daily Telegraph and is also an author, he wrote his first book ‘Changing to Win’, which was published in October 2008 and reprinted in April 2010. The book is based on his own inspirational story, whilst being highly entertaining at the same time. He worked for Channel 4 during the London 2012 Paralympics and he was the lead expert on swimming, having already presented the IPC World Swimming Championships, the European Swimming Championships, the Paralympic World Cup and the Fencing World Championships.

Giles has presented  the IPC Swimming World Championships.  In 2013 he attended the BAFTA awards with Channel 4, where the Paralympic Games won the award for best sport and live event of 2012. 

For further information or to book Giles Long, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0) 20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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