How did you first get involved in your sport?
Nearly drowning in a local pool when I was a toddler so my mother decided to teach me to swim. Along with having an older brother that was already involved with competitive swimming.
What does a typical week look like for you?
Train 5-6 times a week including morning and evening. Plus finding time to fit in school work and cello practice.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
Being able to push my body to the limit along with the adrenaline rush. Meeting new people, along with seeing my closest friends every day and even twice a day if I'm lucky.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
Get into a few finals at the British Champs 2012.
What are your long term aims?
Competing in the Paralympic Games.
Who is your sporting hero?
Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese multiple Olympic gold medalist. Seeing him retain gold in the breaststroke events under such pressure made me more determined.
What do you do in your free time?
Try to catch up on tv programmes I miss whilst out training or in competitions.
How will your SportsAid award help you?
Towards training sessions, competition and camps.
- British Disability Swimming World Class Talent Programme
- December 2011 Disability British Record for 200m Breaststroke for SB9
- 2011 DSE Open Short Course Nationals 100m Butterfly - Gold
- 2011 DSE Open Short Course Nationals 200m IM - Silver
- 2011 DSE Open Short Course Nationals 100m IM - Silver
- 2011 DSE Open Short Course Nationals 100m Breaststroke - 4th
- October 2011 qualified for 2012 British Championships (Paralympic Trials) for 6 events
- Win all events at the 2012 British Age Group Disability Nationals
- Selection for GB team
- Compete at the Paralympic Games