Melanie Marshall is the UK's most decorated female athlete at the Commonwealth Games, Double Olympian and coach of Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth swimming champion Adam Peaty. As a coach Mel believes female coaches bring a different dynamic, she talks about that men and women see some things differently, and she think's that’s important. With anything in sport, the more dynamics you have, the more equipped you are to move forward.
She talks about her journey through life as a swimmer growing up in Lincolnshire and her Olympic disappointment, her relationship with Olympic champion Adam Peaty and trying to be the best person she can be. At times she is challenged by this and through the support of her friends and being active together it gives her the support and help she needs.
Mel is a graduate from Loughborough University in Applied Sports Science and has worked with a charity in Zambia called Sport In Action.
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