How I Started
I started Swimming at the age of 3/4 with my family at the local swimming baths and the beach. At 5 I joined my first club called Askern Spa, I swam with them until I joined my first national club; Doncaster Dartes. My first national competition was in 2009, I remember being a reserve in the 200m backstroke. My first experience medalling came in 2013 at the national tournament in the 400m medley against Duncan Scott!
My Greatest Achievement
My greatest achievement is making the Olympic squad. While it wasn’t what we had hoped for in terms of the results, it was a huge learning experience in terms of being there and knowing what to expect for next time. Furthermore, we can take what we learned to Paris in 2024 and hopefully set the record straight right from the get-go on the largest stage in the aquatics world!
My Greatest Challenge
My greatest challenge was handling the disappointment of the Olympics. I was injured for eight months following it meaning I had a lot of time to dwell on the experience and what I could take away from it, but this was extremely difficult coupled with the injury. Thankfully I got back into the swing of competing and managed to clean my pallet as I competed in the ISL, which set me up for success at the proceeding world championships.
In my free time, I enjoy playing Golf and indulging in a bit of gaming when I have the time. I also love watching Football and the NBA!
My Future goals
In the future, I am hoping to make the World Championships this year, and then I will be focussing all of my energy into preparing for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.