DAVIES Georgia < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Wales   
Gender Women
Born 11 Oct 1990 in London, ENG
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Connor
Residence Swansea, WAL
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Welsh
Higher education Law - Nottingham Trent University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport? "I went with my best friend to our local club. I never really looked back. Being in the water feels completely natural to me, I can't imagine life without swimming."
Name of coach James Gibson, GBR
Training Regime "Most weeks I swim 10 times completing roughly 40 kilometres each week. I also do two or three weights sessions to improve my strength, a core session and a pilates session."
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament European Short Course Championships
Location Debrecen, HUN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (sundried.com, 22 May 2019)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (digitaljournal.com, 26 Jul 2020)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Before she gets into the water, she jumps into the pool from the left hand side of the starting block. (theperformancekitchen.co.uk, 14 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Always try to believe that you are just as good as anyone else. It doesn't matter if you are from a small club or country, you can still be the best, so be confident." (amanziswimwear.com, 15 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours She was named the 2006 Welsh Junior Swimmer of the Year. (coachingwales.com, 25 Jan 2008)
Other sports She has competed in gymnastics and was a Welsh national novice bars champion. (welshasa.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (burytimes.co.uk, 05 Aug 2018)
Other information KEEPING ON AFTER RIO
She was unsure of her career plans after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but decided to continue competing. "It wasn't always the intention to carry on but I didn't want to go into the [2016] Olympic Games thinking this would be my last ever swim. That would have added extra pressure. When I went to Rio and swam a personal best time, I couldn't leave the sport when I love what I do and am still improving." (bbc.co.uk, 17 Apr 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
She has studied law at Swansea University in Wales, and has completed a bachelor's degree in business and sport management at the University of Hertfordshire in England. (swansea.ac.uk, 15 Apr 2018; LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2020)