Payne praises swimming powerhouse

Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne says the facilities at Stockport Metro swimming club are the best in the world, as she prepares to challenge for gold in the 10km open water swimming event at London 2012.

Five swimmers from the club have already qualified for this summer's Olympic Games, with Sophie Allen, Daniel Sliwinski, Michael Rock and veteran James Goddard joining Payne.

Team GB have enjoyed recent success at the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, where Allen and Goddard both picked up silver medals.