Following on from this summer’s Olympics Games, the 2020 Paralympics are now taking place in Tokyo. Like the rest of the country, we’re glued to our TVs cheering on Team GB. But for one member of Severn Trent Services family, the games have an extra special, personal connection.
Team GB swimmer Jordan Catchpole is the son of Services’ Pete Brierley. Pete heads up our UFW (Unaccounted For Water) team in the East of our region.
This is Jordan’s first Paralympics, where he’s representing Team GB in four swimming events. Although new to the Paralympics, the 21-year-old is a swimming veteran. He’s already won a gold and two silver medals at the 2018 European Championships, followed by silver and bronze at the 2019 World Championships in London.
Jordan, who lives in the Suffolk town of Beccles, told his local paper:
“I have been swimming since I was a baby and I feel really happy because this is such a huge achievement for someone my age.”
“My training has been going really well. With Covid it has been a bit here and there, but I’ve had a really good year back for training.”
On behalf of all of us here at Severn Trent Services, – and especially Pete – good luck to Jordan and the whole of Team GB. We’re sure you’ll do us proud.