Updated: May 14
I’ve had such great success as an athlete representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games.
My first experience was in 2010. I was 17 years old and had qualified for the team for Delhi in the 200IM, 400IM and 800m freestyle. I made the final in each event and I was pretty pleased as it was my first international senior competition. I then went on to win 2 silver medals in Glasgow 2014, in the 400IM and the 200 Butterfly; but the highlight of my career was on the Gold Coast in 2018 where I won Gold in the 400IM on night one. At 27-years of age I feel very privileged to be given such a senior position to work on the board of directors for Commonwealth Games England. In 2018 I was a Team England ambassador and I heard about the role from the same person who nominated me for the ambassador position. I read the job description and it sounded really interesting. I love being part of Team England, and as I’m coming towards the end of my career it’s given me the opportunity to stay involved with such a great team. I’m really looking forward to sharing my experiences with the rest of the board in the run up to a home games in Birmingham 2022. Within the role I will be giving an athletes perspective on all kids of topics, from Team Kit to travel. At the end of the day, it’s all about helping the next generation of athletes be the best they can be, and aiding the success of Team England! Aimee