Ieuan Lloyd enjoyed a fruitful junior career, winning 200m IM gold and 400m IM silver at the 2009 European Youth Olympic Festival in Tampere before adding 200m IM silver at his first European Junior Championships in Helsinki the following year.
His form earned him a spot on the Wales team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where, still only 17, he came 0.23 seconds short of a final berth in the 200m IM.
Lloyd won his first British Champs medals in 2011, lifting 200m IM bronze and 400m Freestyle silver before walking away with double gold from the European Juniors in Budapest.
After winning a hat-trick of medals at the 2012 British Champs, Lloyd made his Olympic debut at London 2012, competing in the individual 200m Freestyle as well as helping the 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to sixth.
He made his World Championship debut the following season, competing in both the 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley after silver medals in both events at the British Championships earlier in the season.