02 July 2012

London 2012 will be my fourth Olympic Games; I won silver at Athens in 2004 which was Great Britains first diving medal since 1960! I have my sights firmly set on an another Olympic Medal, as nothing would mean more to me than stepping on the Olympic podium in my home country. Ive been training rigorously ahead of July, both on my own and with my synchronised diving partner Tom Daley. Were both continually working on perfecting our dives and getting the timing right. I want to ensure that Im as prepared as I can be. In addition to my training Ive also been having Laser Hair Removal on my chest at The Harley Medical Group as part of my preparations for the Games. Being up on the diving board in front of millions of people means that I need to feel confident to be at my best. Being hair free is a big part of feeling great about my appearance and it also helps to make my body more streamlined. I used to have to take time to shave before every performance so not having to worry about that is really important to me ahead of the Games, as it means I can give 100% to my training. Since starting the treatment results are really beginning to show which is fantastic. I think its great that Laser Hair Removal for men is showing an increase in popularity. Quite a few of my male friends are also considering having the treatment. Ive always been interested in having it done and with no down-time, the treatment was very quick and easy and allowed me to get back on the diving board to train for the upcoming Games. Having struggled with a couple of injuries recently I'm happy to say that I'm back in full training and was able to win individual silver and synchronised gold with Tom at the British Championships last week. Not only was it great to be back in competition, we also set a new British Record so we definitely feel we're heading in the right direction. I was also delighted to be officially named as part of Team GB following the Championships which is great and means I'm heading for my fourth consecutive Olympics. That also means carrying on the hard work for now and we're off to a warm weather training camp in Majorca which may sound like a holiday especially with the weather here in the UK, but it definitely won't be I promise! Pete