Ever thought about how your great water skills, dedication, hard work and teamwork could be used not just in the water, but on it?
British Swimming have teamed up with the Royal Navy, and two of the country’s top swimmers took a trip to HMS Temeraire in Portsmouth to help celebrate this brand new partnership.
Michael Jamieson and Kerri-anne Payne took part in a Royal Navy swimming test and then helped two potential RN recruits through the same process, giving tips and advice from their own swimming backgrounds.
Michael and Keri-anne both felt a career in the Royal Navy could have been an option for them.
‘Being able to represent your country at any level is a real privilege and something I’ve been lucky enough to do for several years now," said Jamieson. ‘That sense of pride and identity is something I think I share with the people I’ve met today in the Royal Navy’.
Payne added: ‘I’ve loved every second of today. Teamwork has been the focus and the camaraderie between everyone we’ve met has been incredible. It also brought out my competitive side and I want to try the test again because the Royal Navy ratings were so much quicker than me!’
Check out this video which shows how Michael Jamieson and Keri-anne Payne used their swimming skills to train with the Royal Navy.
If you've been inspired watching MJ and Kerri-anne, click here to find out more about swimming and Royal Navy careers.