Claire Nixon broke into the British senior women’s team as a 17-year old in September 2010, picking up experience with the squad in the Hungarian National League.
Claire Nixon Profile
|Date of Birth||14th November 1993|
|Team/Club||University of Hawaii (USA)|
Nixon gradually picked up more game time for the seniors, playing in the bronze-medal winning British team at the 2011 Four Nations tournament in Manchester as well as in World League qualifiers in 2012.
In 2013, Nixon competed with the senior team at the World Championships in Barcelona before finishing eighth as one of Great Britain’s most senior players at the World Junior Championships in Volos.
|World Junior Championships||Volos||2013||8th|
|European U20 Championships||Naples||2009||7th|
|European U19 Championships||Chelyabinsk||2012||7th|
|European Junior Championships||Dneprodzerzhinsk||2010||7th|
|Big West Tournament||University of Hawaii||2014||BRONZE|
|British Championships||London Otter||2013||BRONZE|
|City of Manchester||2011||GOLD|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Winning the British Championships, Manchester 2011.
Aspirations: To compete and medal at the Olympics
Who has been greatest influence on you: Brother Tim but especially my Mom who drives me everywhere!
When did you begin water polo: Aged 12 at Walsall.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: Currently finished studying my AS levels, 2 at the Manchester College and 1 at my old high school Great Wyrley Performing Arts High.
Other sports: Watching rugby, tennis, F1 – playing basketball and football
Ultimate relaxation: Just chilling out with the family and friends.
One thing you can’t live without: The family.
Tip for the top: You’ll never see the stars if you’re looking down.
Life after water polo: Is that possible?!
Films: Rat race
Band/Music: Anything and everything but at the moment, I love OneRepublic!
Food: That’s dependent on the situation to be frank!
Hobbies: Only socialising can fit in now!
Sports team: Aston Villa
Sportsperson: Jonny Wilkinson!!
Most prized possession: My Ipod