Isambard student and Swindon Dolphin swimmer Will Davies, 13, has his sights set on swimming for his country – and if his success in the February Wiltshire County Championships is anything to go by he could be right on target.
Competing in the 1500m freestyle swim at Bath University Will, right, came first in his age group with a gold-medal winning time of 18:30.10.
The time was third quickest in the 15 year old class and eighth quickest in under 18s.
Commenting on Will’s success his dad Terence Davies, said: “A lot of his achievement is down to the club and the coaching staff. Will is very focussed and never moans about getting up for training at 4.30am. Now he is starting to reap the rewards and can see the future.”
Will’s training regime is very demanding, involving five early morning sessions starting at 5am and two evenings between 5pm and 7pm.
Describing his plans Will said: “I want to go onto university and keep swimming. I’d love to swim for my country in the Olympics.”
The only question is whether it will be Rio in 2016, or Tokyo in 2020?
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