This week’s elite athlete on the ‘Best in the World with Richard Parr’ is swimmer Nick Gillingham.

With over 17 championship medals Nick has been a World Record holder, World Champion and double Olympic medalist.

He tells Richard if there is anything better than winning and how to learn from defeat.

What he’s learnt from other athletes such as David Beckham and Michael Phelps

The British swimmer talks about the importance of visualisation, performance analysis and goal setting.

He also recounts when he was awarded his MBE from Queen Elizabeth II.

You can contact Nick on twitter @NGSwimAcademy and @MBENick. Plus check out and you can email