I have been involved in swimming – whether it has been competitively, teaching, or just fun and fitness – for most of my life. I first became involved at the age of 4, where I progressed through Pioneer 79’s Learn to Swim programme, to their top levels of training from the age of 10. I have swam competitively at regional and national levels, focusing more on long distance and open water swimming when I became older. I have been teaching since the age of 16, and have had experience coaching since the age of 17. I am currently studying English and Music at the University of Liverpool, and hope to become a musical journalist, or follow my dreams and becoming a professional musician.