After nearly an eleven-hour flight and a four-hour bus journey, the GB swim team arrived at the Gwangju athletes village.
Everyone was exhausted from the day of travelling, so it wasn't long after arrival that lights were out!
The goal of the first few days here in the village was to settle down and get used to living and training in our new home for the next two weeks.
It's a lot to take in initially as there are athletes from hundreds of different countries all living in a small apartment complex.
As well as this, the Korean culture is entirely different to British culture so that takes some getting used to.
However after a few days of training at the amazing pool here, numerous meals in the huge food hall and a couple of nights sleep in the larger than average beds, the team was ready to compete.
The first two days of racing were great. The small group of GB swimmers put in some great performances among the rest of the competition, with a few, including myself, advancing to the semi finals and then finals.
By the end of the weekend three medals had been picked up, silver to Jay Lelliott in the 800m free, bronze to Craig Benson in the 100m breaststroke and silver to myself in the same event! :)
It was a good start and with five more days of competition left, the medal count is expected to rise.