Alex Kelham (nee Bennett) is a lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial issues in sport, but she still considers herself a swimmer at heart.

Alex swam for Great Britain and Nova Centurion before retiring in 2000 having won international junior and senior medals between 1992 and 1995.

Her aquatics career was cut short by a car crash in which she broke both her legs in 1996, and while she returned to swim at the World Student Games in 1999, her Olympic ambitions were left unfulfilled.

Alex could not completely abandon the pool though and played water polo for the University of Nottingham while finishing her studies. She still swims regularly today, including in her local lake.

Alex's legal career has focused on the sports sector and she spent seven years in-house with the London 2012 Organising Committee leading the Brand Protection team.

She is now a Managing Associate with law firm Lewis Silkin LLP focusing on sponsorship, brand protection and other commercial matters.

She acts for football and rugby clubs, national and international sport organisations, global brands and other businesses working in sports marketing.

Alex joined the British Swimming Board in 2014 as the nominated representative of the Amateur Swimming Association.