Rio Olympian Andrew Willis returning to international stage at World Championships

13 October 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Andrew Willis has been named in a 16-strong British Swimming squad for December’s FINA World Short-Course Championships in Windsor, Canada.

The double Olympian, who missed out on a 200m breaststroke medal at Rio 2016 by just eight-hundredths of a second, will be competing in the faster waters of the 25m pool from December 6-12.

British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss has challenged his squad to use the event to practice vital race skills as the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad begins.

“The team is a mixture of some of our established Olympians and younger swimmers who will benefit from exposure to the world stage as they prepare for the next Olympic cycle,” Furniss said.

“The meet provides a good opportunity early in the cycle to build positive team culture and behaviours and work on short-course skills.”

Willis, a Chemical Engineering graduate, has trained with the British Swimming National Centre Bath for the past seven years. Find out more about the hugely-successful training programme by clicking here.

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