Luke Greenbank's season has seen him progress from promising junior swimmer to a potential name on the British team for next year's Olympic Games in Rio.
The 18-year old kicked off his year in good style, repeating his result from 2014 by landing 200m Backstroke bronze at the British Swimming Championships.
Greenbank was one of the stars of the swimming events at the European Games in Baku, winning the 100m and 200m Backstroke double, setting a British Age Group 17 Yrs record of 54.64 in the 100m and a World junior record 1:56.89 in the 200m.
His 200m Back time also saw him finish the 2015 season as British number one, more than half a second clear of second-fastest Craig McNally who set a season's best 1:57.58.
Greenbank returned to the international scene two months later at the World Junior Championships in Singapore and once again reached the podium, winning 100m Backstroke bronze.
What has been your favorite memories from 2015?
My favorite memory from 2015 was probably the European Games in Baku, especially breaking the 200 Backstroke world junior record.
It was also really good to pick up a couple of silver medals on the mixed and men’s medley relays, as we all encouraged each other to swim as well as we could and get the results we wanted.
Tell us about your plans for the festive period
I’m staying at home in Cockermouth over Christmas. We have a few days off training to catch up on a bit rest, but I’m going down to Derby over new year to visit family so I might do some training down there.
What are you hoping to find under your Christmas tree?
I’m hoping to find an iPad under the tree this year, so I can use it for school work but also to keep me entertained if I have a long journey to a competition abroad!
What’s your favourite part of Christmas dinner?
My favourite part of Christmas dinner is probably pigs in blankets as we only really have them once a year but they’re always part of our Christmas dinner.
Are you making any New Year’s resolutions?
I think my main New Year’s resolution would be to try and make every training session a little bit better than it was in 2015.
This is a big year and those little changes can make a big difference.
This year is a big year and I’m going to try and make the most of it and those little changes can make a big difference.
What are you looking forward to most in the year ahead?
I’m starting the year off with six weeks on the Gold Coast in Australia which I’m very much looking forward to.
But I’m also looking forward to seeing what I can do at Olympic trials in Glasgow.