3rd April 2020

Bridgwater College student one step closer to competing at 2020 Olympics

A Bridgwater College student is one step closer to his dreams of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after being selected as one of only eight swimmers to take part in a Japanese swimming project, 3TP.

PRESS RELEASE PHOTO - Charlie Attwood

Charlie Attwood, who currently trains with Taunton Deane Swimming Club, was selected as one of the lucky eight swimmers, by British Swimming, to travel to Tokyo to train with the Japanese national squad. The programme aims to improve the medal prospects of British swimmers at the Tokyo Olympic Games by introducing the young athletes to experiences and opportunities to ensure they are in their prime by 2020. Charlie has also been selected to swim in Orlando Florida, at the USA Grand Prix this month.

Charlie aged 17 from Bridgwater, studies the CYQ Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing at Bridgwater College, he said, “The trip to Japan was very beneficial to me in terms of my development and individual progression. I found the sessions very intense and it was interesting to see the way the Japanese team trained. It was a fantastic experience.”

Nyree Madge, Programme Manager in Exercise and Fitness Instructing at Bridgwater College said, “Charlie is an excellent role model for the course, displaying a high level of determination and commitment. He manages his time well to complete the course alongside his demanding training regime.”

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