Meet The Team - Aimee Willmott
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400m Individual Medley on 28 July
Did you know?
- Aimee's father Stuart competed for Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, finishing 15th in the 400m Individual Medley.
- Coincidentally, she will be competing on the same day her father competed 28 years before - 28th July.
- After completing her A-Levels in 2011, she was offered a place at Teeside University which she deferred until after the Olympics.
After showing promise with two golds (200m & 400m IM), silver (400m Free) and bronze (200m Back) at the 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival, Aimee won her first British Champs medal (400m IM bronze) in 2009 and went on to win silver in both individual medley events at the European Junior Championships in Prague. The following season, she made the step up to senior international swimming, competing at the European Championships in Budapest before making finals in both individual medleys and the 800m Freestyle for England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. After finishing her school studies during a quiet 2011, Aimee burst back on to the scene at the 2012 British Champs, clocking an English record to win silver in the 400m Individual Medley and qualify for her debut Olympics.