TAUNTON Deane swimmer Charlie Attwood was on top form at the Ontario Junior International Meet (December 4-6), winning three silver medals as part of the Great Britain team.
On day one Attwood swam 1:00.69 to take his first silver in the 18&U 100m Breaststroke, which was won by USA swimmer Michael Andrew (58.32)
I've defininately had my busiest and best summer yet this year. It's been a tough one though with lots of changes to my coaching so training at times has been quite hard. Despite that, I was selected due to my preformance at British Championships, to represent TEAM GB at the First ever European Games In Baku, I had a fantastic meet and was able to come away with pb's in all my races, as well as an individual Bronze and two team Silvers.
I was also selected to represent Great Britian at the Fina World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore at the end of August. I was very pleased with my swims and managed to pb yet again in two of my three events missing out on a bronze medal by 0.17 secs. Overall I finished 5th in the 50m and 100m breast stroke and 7th in the 200m breast stroke in the world. It had been a challenging few weeks leading up to the worlds which included driving myself to Bath to train twice a day, three days a week, as well as various other sessions in different pools with different coaches, so although preparation was not at its best I feel I pushed myself hard and well to achieve the results I had.
Charlie Attwood wins 50, 100 & 200m Breastroke events in the 17yrs and over category.
"I am now busy preparing for the European games later this month in Azerbaijan. On my return I will be straight back into training for the British summer championships at the end of July held in Sheffield. Then on to the World Juniors Swimming Championships in Singapore at the end of August. A busy and exciting summer ahead."
TS5C's Charlie Attwood with his Trophy