Maxwell youngster on the road to success

Harry Maishman
Harry Maishman

Harry Maishman of Maxwell Swimming Club in Aylesbury Vale was selected to attend Phase Two of the National England Talent Programme which took place in the first weekend of January.

The Phase Two programme selects the top 120 young swimmers in the country and allows them to access specific training and education based on their main event.

Harry attended the Sprint Freestyle arm of the programme that took place in Liverpool, giving him access to expert coaching and a greater insight into his preferred event, the 50m freestyle.

Harry first started at Maxwell aged four and has progressed to the Performance Squad where he has qualified for National Championships.

The 15-year-old will now be looking to use the additional education and training to kickstart his preparations for the British Championships that take place at the London Aquatics Centre in April.

Over the next two years, he also be hoping to take his time under the qualification standard for the European Junior Championships.

Talking about his experience, Harry said: “I feel my training at Maxwell prepared me well for the England Talent Camp and I was able to fully benefit from the training.

“The camp has given me great information on how to balance my school work with my swimming training demands and I am now in a great position to put all of this into practice.”

In addition to Harry using the information to assist in his own training, he will also be helping the younger swimmers at the club by passing on his knowledge and acting as a mentor.