Lucie promoted the SMA and the Road2Rio programme in articles with Physique, Twitter, Social media to get more of our Athletes to Rio with sponsored treatment, this message reached me as I was preparing for Olympic swimming trials. As an unfunded athlete, it can be extremely difficult to split my time between work and training. Thanks to the SMA Road 2 Rio program and especially Lucie Spraggon I no longer have to worry about the extra costs associated with my physiotherapy.

Lucie is a highly qualified physiotherapist who has experience dealing with athletes, so to receive treatment from her for a fraction of the price means I get the support I need. Lucie works around my schedule as not to interfere with training and only lives a few miles away.

I have also recommended that a fellow Olympic hopeful Tristan Slater join the program, as I believe that any athlete needing help should make the most of what SMA are trying to do!