Medals for Adam Wilson as he makes seven swimming finals

Swimmer Adam Wilson, from Cramlington.
Swimmer Adam Wilson, from Cramlington.

It was a tough but successful week for Cramlington swimmer Adam Wilson as he made seven finals at the British Summer Swimming Nationals at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

The 15-year-old recorded several personal bests and covered 5,100 meters in the water, where he won a gold 1500 freestyle and silvers for 400 individual and 200 butterfly.

He just missing out by 0.1 seconds for bronze in the 200 backstroke and finished fourth in the 400 freestyle.

He also broke the Northumberland and Durham county junior record for 400 freestyle, which he already held, and also has the 400 individual medley, which he achieved in April at another major meet.

Wilson, who is a member of Newcastle Swim Team at West Denton Pool and trains six days a week before and after school, has had a fantastic season.

He was selected to attend an Olympic Podium Potential camp in Aberdeen, where only 40 male swimmers aged 15 to 18 in the country attended.

This was time out from school where he has had to learn to manage keeping up with his school work also.

He then was selected to represent his country and travelled to Marseille in France with England Talent where he competed over four days and managed several personal bests and British trials qualification times.

The Cramlington Learning Village pupil heads to Loughborough University on August 31 to represent England North in the School Games.

Wilson is driven to try and get GB selection, and from September he will be in hard training as he has qualified for five events so far for Commonwealth Games trials in December, which is being held at Sheffield. He also plans to start his revision as he will be taking his GCSE’s in 2018.