After reaching the European Junior Championship 200m Breaststroke final in 2008, Andrew Willis broke through into the senior ranks in 2010 to finish fourth in the same event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Andrew Willis Profile
|Date of Birth||3rd December 1990|
|Team/Club||British Gas GBR National Performance Centre, Bath|
|Coach||Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle|
He lifted his first British Champs title in 2012, winning the 200m Breaststroke title ahead of teammate and training partner Michael Jamieson to book his spot at his first Olympic Games, then qualified for the Olympic final before ultimately finishing eighth.
After a fifth place at the 2012 World Short Course Championships, Willis came the closest he's been to a major medal at the 2013 World Championships, finishing fourth and just 0.18 seconds off bronze in the 200m Breast final.
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:00.79||2012|
|Long Course 200m Breaststroke||2:08.47||2012||NR|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||58.38||2013|
|Short Course 200m Breaststroke||2:02.99||2013||NR|
|Olympic Games||200m Breaststroke||2012||2:09.44||8th|
|World Championships||200m Breaststroke||2013||2:09.13||4th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Breaststroke||2010||1:01.84||10th|
|World Short Course Championships||200m Breaststroke||2012||2:03.29||5th|
|European Short Course Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||58.52||12th|
|European Junior Championships||200m Breaststroke||2008||2:16.94||6th|
|British Championships||100m Breaststroke||2014||1:02.13||11th|
|ASA Championships||100m Breaststroke||2012||1:02.40||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2:10.49||16th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:37.11||8th|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Finishing fourth in the 200m Breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games 2010.
Who has been greatest influence on you: Family.
Out Of The Pool
One thing you can’t live without: Friends.
Tip for the top: Enjoy what you do.
Life after swimming: Chemical Engineering.