Workington got to welcome a very special guest this week to its Community Leisure Centre.

Adam Peaty MBE and olympic swimmer came to visit; meeting staff and visitors and showcasing his medals that highlight his outstanding achievements.

He came to deliver one of his special race clinics to local youngsters in the hope of inspiring them to take up swimming themselves.

Paul Scott, Councillor for St John's Ward said: "To have any young star coming to our venue is fantastic.

"It is inspiring for younger generations to see something like this and will hopefully convince them to make the most of the facilities we have on offer.

"I think it will be a good thing for the town and Allerdale as a whole and maybe the youths will follow in his footsteps."

Adam Peaty is a gold medalist and world champion swimmer who has risen to fame in the media spotlight, he has visited locations across the country.

The race clinic idea was developed in 2019 by Adam Peaty and his then partner Edward Baxter.

The sessions have the very unique approach of actually teaching the young swimmers how to race.

Adam and his team visited Cumbria on his first tour back in 2019 so it is excellent that he decided to return again.

Allerdale has produced some outstanding sporting stars including Cockermouth's Luke Greenbank.

So let's hope that more talent will continue to come from our local area.

Mr Scott added: "We often hear of the youth saying there isn't enough to do so maybe this will make them turn to sport.

"I urge them to use sport as a positive role in their lives."