Elliot Clogg so proud at Games selectionApril 3, 2018
Commonwealth Games debutant Elliot Clogg has said he is so proud at being selected for his first senior international event.
The 18-year-old, from Mansfield, who swims at the Loughborough National Centre, holds the English 17 yrs age group record for the 100m freestyle.
- DOB: 22/12/1999
- Club: Loughborough University
- Coach: Mel Marshall
- CWG: Making debut at Gold Coast 2018
Clogg set a record of 50.88 in the 100m Freestyle at the European Junior Championships in Hungary last year. He lowered that time again at the World Juniors later in 2017, setting his PB of 50.02 in the semi-finals in Indianapolis.
Clogg is currently making the transition into senior swimming and will be looking to gain valuable experience when he competes on Australia’s Gold Coast.
He switched from City of Sheffield to Loughborough University in 2017, now training alongside Olympic champion Adam Peaty under the tutelage of Mel Marshall.
The teenager has continued his progress under Marshall’s watch, becoming only the second British 17-year old – alongside Luke Greenbank – to break 55 seconds over 100m Backstroke, setting a PB 54.86 at the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield.
His performances in Sheffield earned him a call-up to his maiden Commonwealths.
And after revealing he had been selected for Team England, he posted on Instagram: “So proud to be selected to represent Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.”