2014 NCh, 400m freestyle - 1st | NJCh, 200m butterfly, 400m butterfly, 1500m freestyle - finalist
Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships
Winning the 400m freestyle gold medal at the 2014 nationals
Like many others, my parents wanted to be able to relax on holiday so I was sent for swimming lessons. Favourite Olympic memory is Usain BOLT (JAM) winning the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay all in world records at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. First Olympic memory was watching Michael PHELPS (USA) swim. My preferred discipline is the 200m freestyle. I train nine pool sessions of two hours and three land training of 90 minutes. When I was 12, I broke both my wrists the week before the nationals, after qualifying fastest for the 200m butterfly. Most influential person (and my hero) is Michael PHELPS when he won eight gold medals and broke a host of world records at the Beijing Olympics. It was the first Olympics that I remember watching thoroughly. Most proud of representing England at the Portuguese National Swimming Championships. If i wasn't an athlete, I'd be a sports psychologist. My favourite food is fillet steak, garlic prawns and chocolate fudge cake - only once a year coach - honest.