This summer has been a busy one for Will as he competed in the North West Regionals in June, the British National Championships in July and the English Nationals in August.
Qualifying for the British Nationals has been Will’s ambition since he commenced squad training aged 7. After a year’s hard work and energy this year he competed in three events – 50, 100 and 200m backstroke. To qualify, Will had to be in the national top 24 for his event and age group and with mere tenths of seconds separating the top 40 swimmers. This was a real achievement for the young swimmer.
Will finished 18th out of 26 starters at the British Championships. Following on from this. Will reached his final at the English Nationals and finished 9th. Also in June Will won three medals in the North West Regional finals.
A busy but very successful summer – well done Will! We look forward to following his progress this coming year.