Two Labour Councillors will be moving a motion at the next Swindon Full Council Meeting, calling on Council to celebrate the success of Jazz Carlin’s two silver medals at the Rio Olympics.
Councillors Bob Wright and Fay Howard will suggest in their next council motion ways Swindon could celebrate Jazz Carlin’s success, including painting a double-slotted Royal Mail Post Box in Swindon and to name a street or square in Swindon after her. The next Swindon Full Council Meeting will be on Thursday 22 September.
At the 2016 Olympics in Rio Di Janeiro, she won a silver medal in both the 400 metres freestyle and the 800 metres freestyle. Jazz also won a Gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Jazmine Carlin (nicknamed Jazz) started her journey in the small hydro pool on Milton Road in Swindon. At just four years of age she joined the Swindon Tigersharks ‘learn to swim’ programme and the club would go on to play a significant part in her life as she progressed through her swimming career. Jazz left Swindon for Swansea in 2006 to train at the Wales National Pool.
Central Ward Councillor, Bob Wright, said: “I think it’s important that when the town has successes, we celebrate them. And Jazz Carlin’s Olympic success is a huge accolade for Swindon given she started her life in the pool at Swindon’s iconic Milton Road Swimming Baths.
That’s why I thought a council motion rejoicing Jazz’s success and offering some suggestions on how we can properly celebrate with some local symbols of her success. My thoughts were that we could ask the Royal Mail if we could paint two post boxes silver to represent her silver medals, as well as naming a new street in the town after Jazz.
I really hope this is a Council Motion Councillors of all parties can get behind as Jazz now becomes a legend of our town, and I would like us to more often celebrate our town’s successes.”