Jessica Fullalove broke into the senior ranks last season, earning a spot on the England team for her debut Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she made the semi-finals in both the 50m and 100m Backstroke.
Less than a month later, the 18-year old City of Manchester swimmer was Great Britain's top performer at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, winning a hat-trick of silvers over 50m Back, 100m Back and in the 4x100m Medley Relay.
We caught up with Jess before she flew out to Antwerp to compete at the Flanders Cup with the British Swimming team (click here to view the full team).
What was it like competing at the Commonwealth Games last year?
Competing at the Commonwealth Games was such an amazing experience, although I didn't swim as fast as I was hoping to do.
I roomed with Sophie Taylor and it was such a good experience being in the ‘lion's den’ with all the other England athletes from different sports, not just swimming.
What was the atmosphere like before racing?
I loved the atmopshere - everyone was so focused but enjoying themselves. I guess it made me feel excited and nevous at the same time!
Did you have much time off before going to Nanjing for the Youth Olympics?
I had a couple of days off after the Commonwealth Games before getting back in the pool to train for the Youth Olympics.
I definitely felt more confident going to Nanjing because the Youth Olympics was another multi-games enviornment and it meant I could use the skills and experience I gained in Glasgow.
How pleased were you with your medals in Nanjing?
I was happy to come away with three silver medals, although it would have been nice if they were three golds!
But I knew it was always going to be tough at the end of such a long season and it was nice to end on a high note and get some medals and a PB in the 50m!
What are your targets for this season?
My targets are to get personal bests this season and hopefully go under the minute mark for the 100m Backstroke.
Training is going really well at the moment but it is very hard and I am definitely looking forward to taper!
How much are you looking forward to competing with the GB team at the Flanders Cup?
I’m really excited! It's always fun to go and represent GB at international meets.
Everyone gets on and it's good to see friends you don’t see everyday at training.
Flanders Cup is a meet where you have the chance to win money and two years ago I managed to win some euros and finish third overall in the three backstroke events!
What are your aims for the event this year?
I'm competing in the 50, 100 and 200m Backstroke. My aims are to race tough as I’m going through a hard block of training at the moment, and make sure I get the skills I’ve been working on over the winter nailed on and transferred into my race.