Angie Winstanley-Smith joined the British senior squad in 2003, in time to travel to the World Championships in Barcelona where the British team finished 16th overall.
Angie Winstanley-Smith Profile
|Date of Birth||5th August 1985|
|Team/Club||Lille UC Natation (FRA)|
Winstanley-Smith competed at European B Championships in 2004, 2007 and 2009 as well as her first European Championships in January 2012.
Later that season she captained the British team at the World University Games then competed at London 2012, scoring a hat-trick in Great Britain’s opening match against Russia.
She continued her international career into 2013, scoring in three of Great Britain’s four games as they finished 13th at the World Championships in Barcelona.
|European B Nations Trophy||Manchester||2009||GOLD|
|European Junior Championships||Bari||2004||9th|
|French N1 League||Olympic Nice Natation||2013||GOLD|
|Hungarian League||Great Britain||2011||6th|
|British Championships||City of Manchester||2010||GOLD|
|French N1 League||Olympic Nice Natation||2009||GOLD|
|Olympic Nice Natation||2008||SILVER|
|Olympic Nice Natation||2007||GOLD|
|Union St-Bruno Bordeaux||2006||BRONZE|
In The Pool
Who has been greatest influence on you: Mum and George Carpenter who got me started. John Moore, my first swim coach, is my greatest influence on attitude to training.
When did you start playing water polo: Started once a week when I was 14. Concentrated on it fully from about 18.
Out Of The Pool
Other sports: Swimming, football
Ultimate relaxation: Steaming hot bath and a book!
One thing you can’t live without: I only need friends and family
Tip for the top: train hard everyday and believe you can make it.
Life after water polo: Hang on a minute.... there's a life after water polo?
Films: L'auberge Espagnole, Little Miss Sunshine, Into The Wild and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Band/Music: Any acoustic like Ben Harper/Jack Johnson
Food: Ketchup (and Chinese!)
Hobbies: Swimming, water polo, football, cinema and reading
Sports team: Newcastle united!!
Sportsperson: David Beckham and Dame Kelly Holmes
Most prized possession: Don’t have one!