My name is Luke Greenbank and earlier this year I was selected to race in the Youth Olympics in Nanjing.
I've had a great past few seasons and this was my first year competing internationally.
In July I went to the European Junior Championships in Dordrecht, Holland, which was such a good experience. It really helped me get a feel for international swimming and I was so pleased to win the 200m Back, which really helped a lot when it came to swimming in Nanjing.
It was two month’s before the Youth Olympics were due to kick off that I found out I had been selected to represent team GB, and would be heading out to China with seven other swimmers. I was so excited by this and had to let my dad know straight away.
My coaches and my parents are always very encouraging with everything, and helped me a lot in the run up to the Games, as they have done throughout my swimming career so far.
The main aim for the Olympics was to get experience of competing in a different country at a multi-sport event, but I still wanted to swim well, and get some good times.
The whole event was a great experience, especially winning the boys 4x100m Free Relay where the whole team swam brilliantly. It was also good to get an individual bronze in the 200m Back - a great way to finish the season.
The only downside was the completely different environment, which meant it took a few days to get over the jet lag!
Looking ahead to next year, my main aim is either the World Champs in Russia or the Junior World Champs, which will be in Singapore.
Although, there’s also the European Games in Azerbaijan, which is the first ever major multi-sport event for the whole of Europe, so that would be incredible.