Gold medal prize will see winners dive with Tom Daley

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A LUCKY family of four will soon get to make a splash with Olympic athlete Tom Daley.

Visitors to the Passion and Progress exhibition at thecentre:mk are entered automatically into a draw when they pay the £1 entrance fee and could see themselves being taught to dive by Tom himself.

The 18-year-old, who struck gold/silver/bronze/was disappointing during his individual diving session on Friday, is very much related to the exhibition in Middleton Hall as it celebrates the history of aquatics events throughout the modern Olympic era.

The exhibition, which was flown into the centre from the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be running until September 2.

Until then people can enjoy a full history of aquatic sports along with memorabilia, swimwear and a host of medals through to 2008 starting with the first Olympiad in Athens.

They can then watch events on the 3.2m by 2.6 metre big screen at The Beach in Middleton Hall.

ISHOF and FINA – the world governing body for aquatic sports – last dispalyed this exhibition at the US Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tom Daley said: “The exhibition at thecentre:mk is truly special and educational for anyone interested in aquatic sports or the Olympics. With a full range of Olympic medals from the very first modern Olympic games in 1896, you can see the changes in medal design throughout history and learn unique historical aquatic sport facts on the display boards around the exhibition. I’m looking forward to meeting the winning family and to have some fun teaching them a few tricks in the water!”