South West Region 800m Freestyle Silver Medalist
Jack is no stranger to an early morning, In fact he often wakes at 4am and heads to the swimming pool, where he spends the next 2 hours covering between 6 -10 KM, before getting ready for a day at school.
Jack took to the water at 2 years old during water baby classes, learning to swim independently by the age of 4. After spending a few years growing in confidence; developing his skills and technique, Jack entered his first competition. Jack now frequently takes part in national and international tournaments often walking away with a medal.
In 2017 Jack came first place out of around 40 competitors in an open water competition. He remembered that day really well, He mentioned “the weather proved pretty difficult, with strong winds and huge waves”. Despite this, the swimmers swam 600 metres to a buoy out at sea and returned to shore running through a series of flags for the win! Back in February Jack visited a swim camp in Fuerteventura, Canary Island. He was there for a week and completed 24hrs of swimming. The camp helped Jack to lengthen his stroke, improving on speed and performance.
Jack’s next competition in Bristol as we head into the Easter break, he’ll be competing against 200 other swimmers in the 800m freestyle. We wish Jack all the best and cannot wait to hear how he gets on.