Current world champion and Links of London Ambassador Keri-anne Payne will take to the water on Thursday as the favourite in the 10k open water event at the Serpentine, Hyde Park.

In her final moments of preparation before she comes under the spotlight, Keri-anne takes the time to reflect on her journey to London 2012.

Aside from the gruelling training and competition schedule that has honed Keri-anne’s talent in the open water event, the swimmer also acknowledges that the road to the Games couldn’t have happened without the support and inspiration from key figures in her life.

The video sees Keri-anne reveal her biggest supporters and the contribution they have made to her journey, including her mum, fiancé and fellow swimmer David Carry and her swimming team.

The nation can show their Genuine Belief in Keri-anne and other members of Team GB by wearing their Links of London Team GB Bands. Available in stores and online at