James Selected for Swim England Development Camp
Senior Boys Sport

James Vaughan, a Year 9 pupil at Bolton School, has been selected for the Swim England North West Regional Distance Development Camp for 2024. This complements his selection in the Autumn for the pathway for the shorter distances. Over the coming months, James will attend a number of camps at Wigan Life Centre where he will be trained by some of the top coaches in the country.

This is a great achievement for James as only the top 3 in the region have been selected for each event. His 1500m freestyle time of 18m:50s, achieved at the Welsh National Swimming Championships in Swansea, secured his qualification.

James has been swimming since 4 years of age and currently swims for Atherton and Leigh ASC. He trains 14 hours per week with Wigan Borough Elite Swim Team (BEST). His favourite distance is 200 metre breaskstroke. James' mother was a competitive swimmer as a teenager and competed at national level and is now the head coach at Atherton and Leigh ASC and one of the coaches at Wigan BEST. His older sister is also a competitive swimmer!


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