We caught up with Team GB swimmer (and Aygo driver) Brodie Williams for a very exciting update:
"British swimming hosted two swimming competitions for elite swimmers in February and March to test how swimming competitions could be held during covid. These where both very different from the normal competitions which we attended before the pandemic struck. Swimmers had to stay in their bubbles when out of their hotel rooms and eat every meal in their room. I swam ok as I was in extremely heavy training but it was brilliant to be back racing.
This left me feeling good about the Olympic trials which was to be held in April in London. We arrived at our bubble hotel in London on Monday 12th April, rules were really strict we couldn’t mix again and meals in our rooms. This is a really hard environment to be in for a week but all everyone was extremely excited and very positive.
The atmosphere at the swimming pool was electric even without spectators… the goal was to get the Olympic qualifying standard for each race which would mean you would be considered for the Olympic team.
To cut to the chase I got the Olympic qualifying time in the 400 Individual medley with a time of 4.12.95 and have now had confirmation that I have been selected to swim for Great Britain at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Obviously I am totally thrilled and so grateful to everyone who has supported me so far on my journey to get to this stage."
We're right behind Brodie (as we're sure the rest of the 400m medley competitors will be this Summer! keep an eye on our social feeds for more updates in the run-up to Tokyo 2021.