Jazz Carlin believes Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty can help inspire Great Britain to a memorable month in the pool at next summer’s Olympic Games.
Peaty had a sensational 2014 that saw him claim Commonwealth gold in the 100m breaststroke and 4x100m medley and silver in the 50m breaststroke.
He carried his stellar rise into 2015 as he added three World Championship gold medals and two world records to his impressive resumé.
That sets Peaty up as one of the favourites for gold in Rio as he looks to resume his battle with South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh.
And Wales’ Carlin – who herself has four Commonwealth medals to her name – thinks the presence of Peaty can lift all of Great Britain in Brazil.
“It’s brilliant to have someone like Adam who is so dominant at the moment and is performing to such a high standard,” she said.
“To be on the team with Adam is great because he is such an incredible athlete and it’s brilliant to have people like that around.
“He’s had an amazing year and I think being nominated for Sports Personality of the Year just shows that.
“It’s really nice to see that kind of recognition for him and for swimming in general and I think having top performers likes that raises the profile of the sport.
“We are in a really good place at the moment and I think it’s probably the best team that I have been a part of.”