Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started swimming at Plymouth Leander aged eight.
|Club / Team
||Plymouth Leander: England
|Name of coach
||Supporting Plymouth Argyle. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Qualifying for the 2010 Commonwealth Games team in Delhi. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Alexander Popov. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
||He has suffered a raft of injuries that hampered his performances. In 2006, it was discovered that he had a stomach hernia at a training camp in New Zealand - which eventually got removed in Queensland, Australia. He was also unaware about breaking his wrist at a British swimming camp in 2005. One of this wrist bones was in half and in an deteriorative state. Due to the bone's deterioration, surgeons grafted the bone from a rib to repair his wrist. (thisisplymouth.co.uk, 26 Aug 2010)
||To win a medal at the London Olympics in 2012. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
His mother Sheila works for a stationary company, and his father Keith works on trains. He has three brothers [two of whom are twins, James and Robert; and Shaun] and a sister. (swimming.org, 01 Dec 2009)