A quiet storm in the water
The rapid rise of Freya Anderson
Dear members — welcome to our latest members-only edition of The Post. A warm welcome to our new members who joined since Harry’s piece about the beach battle at Hoylake.
For a while, we’ve been trying to speak to an extraordinary young woman called Freya Anderson, a swimmer from the Wirral who won a gold medal at the Olympics this summer. When Mollie got hold of her, Freya gave us a great interview about her upbringing, the experience of the Games, and how she’s overcoming a fear of the ocean — that’s our main story today.
First, we have a mini-briefing of local news and a Covid-19 update.