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Claire Nixon

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
Born Great Wyrley
Team/Club University of Hawaii (USA)
Position Centre Back
She continued to train with the senior team while playing junior international water polo over the next three seasons, helping Great Britain to seventh at both the 2010 European Junior Championships and 2012 European Under 19 Championships.

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.

International Competitions

Competition Location Year Medal/Position
World Championships Barcelona 2013 13th
World Junior Championships Volos 2013 8th
European U20 Championships Naples 2009 7th
European U19 Championships Chelyabinsk 2012 7th
European Junior Championships Dneprodzerzhinsk 2010 7th

Domestic Events

Competition Club Year Medal/Position
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!

Drink: Tea

Hobbies:  Only socialising can fit in now!

Sports team: Aston Villa

Sportsperson: Jonny Wilkinson!!

Most prized possession: My Ipod


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