Brodie Williams was crowned TS5C’s Young Sports Achiever of the Year Award at this year’s Somerset Activity & Sports Awards.
19 year old Brodie is part of the Millfield School training programme, the same programme that Olympic medallist and World Champion James Guy undertook, and is coached by former international swimmer Euan Dale.
I have spent the last month in Australia training with the Bath squad. It was amazing showing me just how I need to progress with my own training to step up to the next level in my swimming career.
In December I was in Sheffield competing at the English Winter Nationals to try to qualify for the Commonwealth Games England team.
As you know I was selected to swim for Great Britain at this year’s world Juniors in Indianapolis.
It has been a long summer starting in July with a trip to Chartres to swim at the Open de France. The weather was stormy and as it was an outdoor swimming pool it was an unusual experience.
In a glittering ceremony on Friday 16th June at Taunton Rugby Club, ITV’s Somerset correspondent, Ben McGrail, presented awards to the county’s inspirational sporting volunteers and coaches, outstanding athletes and quality clubs at the SASP 2017 Somerset Sports Awards.
The TS5C Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by sport’s charity TS5C, was presented to 17 year old swimmer, Brodie Williams.
Brodie Williams has two great pieces of news - another Junior British Title and selection for TeamGB at the World Junior Championships.
Having just returned from the Junior British Junior Championships in Sheffield where he won the title for the second year running
Brodie joined a small team of 17 swimmers who had been selected to represent GB in Toronto at the Ontario International Meet in Canada just before Christmas and recorded the fastest ever time for the 200m backstroke by a 17 year old boy from Great Britain