TAVISTOCK College student Jack Plummer has qualified for five events at the British Swimming Summer Championships in July and two events at the Swim England National Summer Meet in August.
To qualify for the British Champion-ships, swimmers from around the UK compete to set one of the top 24 times for each event. The next 20 times for events set by swimmers from England go forward to the English National Meet.
In Jack’s age group there are about 1,000 competitive swim-mers, so competition is tough.
Jack was in the top 24 swimmers in the 50, 100 and 200 metres freestyle, the 100metres breast-stroke and the 200 metres individual medley.
For the English Championships he has qualified in the 50 metres breaststroke and 100 metres backstroke.
This is a huge achievement and a credit to his swimming clubs (Tavistock Swimming Club and Plymouth Leander) and to his hard work and commitment.
He is competing in the 15 year old age category and because his birthday falls late in the year, this means that he is racing against boys that are often nearly a year older than himself.
He trains for over 14 hours a week, swimming for two hours every day.
Jack has been competing for more than eight years and is no stranger to swimming at this level, having previously been a New Zealand junior national champion at swimming and surf lifesaving and last year was an English Schools swimming champion in the 200 metres individual medley.
Jack is looking forward to the challenge and to try and further improve his times.