As Team GB’s first black female swimmer, Alice Dearing made history at Tokyo 2020. Alice finished 19th in her maiden Olympic Games and proudly spoke of paving a way for more black swimmers. The Loughborough-based athlete secured a spot for Tokyo by finishing 4th out of 47 marathon swimmers at a qualifying event in Portugal in June. Alice has competed at three World Championships, with a best finish of 11th in 2019, while she was crowned world junior champion in 2016. Alice, who grew up in Birmingham, started swimming at the age of eight and trains in Loughborough, where she is studying for a degree in Social Media and Political Communication. Alice is known for her advocacy work to promote diversity and inclusion in swimming and has been an ambassador for the Black Swimming Association.