UK’s Olympic swimming team poses naked for underwater photo-shootMarch 4th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A dozen of swimmers from Britain’s Olympic team have got together to pose naked for a daring underwater photo-shoot.
The group included swimmers, divers, water polo players and one member of the synchronised swimming squad.
Diver Tonia Couch, 21, from Plymouth, the same town as Britain’s top medal hope, schoolboy diver Tom Daley, admitted her boyfriend had his doubts about it.
“When I told him what we were doing, he said, ‘What? Naked?’” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
Twenty-one-year-old Stacey Tadd, a 200 metres breaststroke swimmer from Bath, took along her mum for moral support.
“I wasn’t nervous about being naked in front of the camera. I was more worried about how I was going to breathe and smile at the same time,” water polo player Lisa Gibson, 21, said.
Also in the picture is Stephanie Millward, a paralympic swimmer who has battled multiple sclerosis.
The girls had to be photographed individually as it would have been too chaotic to try to capture them all at once.
They were then “placed” in a group by some computer wizardry.
The photo-shoot was carried out to back the girls’ Olympic dream, sponsored by the National Lottery and British Gas.
The Lottery is supporting more than 1,200 athletes for 2012, as well as contributing up to 2.2 billion pounds to the Olympic venues. (ANI)
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