Andrew Willis

22 February 2011

Swimming slection for the Olympic games Rio

Sport: Swimming
Date and Place of Birth: 3 December 1990, Frimley, UK
Coached by: Dave McNulty/Jol Finck
Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2009
University of Bath course of study: Chemical Engineering (graduated)


Andrew holds a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Bath where he trains at the British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming.

He made his Olympic debut at London 2012, reaching the 200m breastsroke final in which he finished eighth. Earlier he had equalled his own English record in the heats and taken almost a second off that time in the semis.

Ahead of the all-important Rio qualification period, London 2012 Olympian Andrew impressed with a bronze medal at the European Short-Course Championships in December 2015.

As momentum built, Andrew then secured 200m breaststroke gold at the Flanders Speedo Cup in January 2016.

Success that year continued and in April Andrew beat a world-class field to set the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification standard and secure a gold medal at the British Championships in Glasgow.

He then set a new lifetime best in the final of the 200m breaststroke at Rio but it was narrowly short of a medal-winning time. His fourth-placed finish, in a field which was separated by less than a second, was an improvement on the eighth he achieved at London 2012.

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