Commonwealth medallist Aimee Willmott impressed on the junior circuit with a two gold, one silver and one bronze medal haul at the 2007 European Junior Championships, before winning her first British Champs medal two years later with 400m IM bronze.
Since then the 21-year-old has competed at one Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games, winning two silver medals at Glasgow2014.
Describe a typical day / your training regime?
I swim 7-9am on a morning, then attend university lectures if I have any that day. I do gym on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and swim 4-6.30pm on an evening, so I'm pretty busy.
When did you learn to swim and what is your first memory?
I could swim at a very young age as my mum and dad taught me to swim. I remember the first day I swam 25 metres, it was at the Neptune swimming centre in Middlesbrough and I swam around everybody in a busy pool when my family took me swimming.
What is your greatest swimming achievement so far?
Two silver medals in the 400m IM and 200m fly and one bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. One silver medal in 200m IM and one bronze in 400m IM, at the European championships 2014.
Do you know how many titles or medals you have won?
I have no idea! Over 200 probably, since I was eleven.
What is your best moment in swimming?
Swimming at the London 2012 Olympic Games in front of an amazing home crowd where everybody watching wanted me to swim well.
And your worst swimming moment?
Being disqualified at the British trials in 2011, and not qualifying for the World Championships.
What was your first overseas or international event?
I swam at the European Youth Olympic Games when I was 14.
What are your sporting ambitions?
To win an Olympic gold medal and break a world record - might as well have big dreams.
Do you have any brothers or sisters, and are they involved in swimming or any other aquatic sports?
My sister used to be a swimmer. Her best event was 200 fly and she was national finalist a few years running.
Do you have any hobbies apart from swimming?
I enjoy baking and dabble at a little bit of photography.
What music, singers or bands do you like?
I like most music really but I listen to Eminem before I race usually.
What is your favourite TV programme?
Suits, Prison Break, and Criminal Minds are all on my list.
What was the last film you saw?
What was the last book you read?
I’m currently reading the Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters.
What are your favourite food and drink?
Strawberry milkshakes if I had to pick a drink, and I love spaghetti bolognese!
Your favourite colour?
Orange - I think (I don't really have one).
What is your favourite holiday destination?
Do you come from a sporting family?
Yes, my dad used to be a swimmer and swam in the 1984 Olympic games and my mum used to be a county high jumper.
What makes you so good at your sport?
I am quite tall but it helps that I always want to win.
Do you have any superstitions or pre/post race habits?
I always do three jumps, and crack my neck behind the block. Don’t ask my why I just always do it out of habit now.
What is your star sign?
Pisces, which probably explains a lot as to why I ended up being a swimmer.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Product Design or PE.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which three things would you most want (apart from a phone)?
My pillow, I can’t sleep anywhere without my own. My lucky teddy to hopefully get me off the island and some chocolate, chocolate makes everything better.
What would be your ideal job or career apart from swimming?
I always wanted to be a marine biologist, I just love all things under the sea.
Do you have any pets?
I always have fish but I’m not very god at keeping them alive for very long. I also have a dog called Charley.
If you came back as an animal in a future life, what would you like to be?
I would love to be a giraffe, just because they are my favourite animals.
What is your ultimate relaxation?
Getting cozy on the sofa with a duvet and catching up on TV.
Any advice to young up-and-coming athletes?
Enjoy it! At a young age that’s the most important thing. If you don’t enjoy the sport you won’t achieve what you want. That’s the biggest thing I learnt when I was younger. If I was enjoying what I was doing I was usually swimming good as well.
What’s the last thing you do before leaving the changing room when competing?
Give myself a little pep talk and tell myself to go out and enjoy racing.