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Darth Vader actor's former Bristol swimming club to showcase Star Wars synchronised swim

Open water swimmers in Bristol are performing a Star Wars themed synchronised swim to celebrate the centenary of their club.

Henleaze Swimming Club was founded one hundred years ago, and has allowed members access to a freshwater swimming lake in the heart of the Bristol suburb.

The members taking part in the performance had not done any synchronised swims before, but have come together for a special celebration.

Members take to the lake to rehearse their routine Credit: ITV News

Recognising the centenary of the club is the focus of the performance, with the choice of music paying homage to a special former member.

Body actor for Darth Vader, David Prowse, is a former member of Henlease Swimming Club

The actor whose body was used for Star Wars villain Darth Vader is a Henleaze alumnus, and by using tracks including The Imperial March, the club hope to celebrate his success.

Bristol-born bodybuilder David Prowse provided the physical form for the iconic character, voiced by James Earl Jones.

He appeared as the Sith Lord in the original Star Wars trilogy from 1977-1983.