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About Keri-Anne Payne

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Keri-anne Payne won the silver medal in the inaugural 10k marathon swim. As one of the most memorable events of the Beijing Olympics, the marathon swim led to an explosion of public interest and participation in open water swimming events in the UK and worldwide.

Keri-anne’s stature in this exciting new sport heightened when she was crowned world champion at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. Her success, and natural media-friendly presence, has enabled her to be at the forefront of the sport’s ever growing appeal.