Name: Joe West
Date of birth: 11/01/1996
Home town: Leicester
Favourite aquatic sport: Diving
Favourite aquatics star: Ellie Simmonds
I love volunteering because: It allows me to develop my skills not only as an individual, but also as a team member too. I am able to meet others of all religions/ethnicities and develop relationships, regardless of their lifestyles. Volunteering to me is my own way of winning a gold medal when I complete an event and can stand tall and proud afterwards knowing I’ve aided the athletes in their next step of their sporting career.
I am 18 years of age and currently studying an Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness and Biology.
Sport has been my forte for over a decade, it is my home ground and my element.
Although I do not have a background within swimming, I have a wide range of knowledge and experiences within other sections of sport; including sports leadership as I am a member of the ELITE Leadership Sports Academy, under the influence of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport.
My passion for sport ranges from local activities, up to prestigious, national and international events; thriving for the future too.