GBR swimmer Georgia Davies made her senior breakthrough swimming for Wales at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and four years later she returned to top the podium at Glasgow 2014.
The 23-year-old backstroker has come along way from doing widths at the old Swansea University swimming pool, when she was just as competitive as she is now, always wanting to be the first to achieve her badges! Her aspiration now is to be on the podium at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
- Date of Birth: 11 October 1990
- Born: London
- Team/Club: British Gas GBR National Sprint Squad, Loughborough
- Coach: James Gibson
IN THE POOL
I swim between eight and ten times a week for up to two hours each session. On top of that I do three weights sessions and three circuits. I also do injury prevention most days and lots of stretching.
Greatest achievement to date:
Being part of the London Olympics and competing in front of a home crowd is one of my greatest achievements and also one of the most nerve racking but incredible experiences. More recently, it was winning 50m Back gold and 100m Back silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which was amazing.
The 50m Back is more fun because there are no tactics, you just go as fast as you can from the get go. But I love doing the 100m Back especially as you can be part of a medley relay team.
Finest ever performance:
Probably when I broke my first British record at the 2014 Flanders Cup in the 50m Backstroke. But also my 100m Back from 2011 where I broke the minute for the first time. That was a huge milestone for me.
I have been very lucky to have some great coaches who have inspired me and made sure I achieved my best possible performances including Mike Roberts, Kevin Clark and Bud McAllister.
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be:
Doing some other sport. I can’t imagine ever not being active and I’m too competitive.
Tip for the top:
Always try to believe that you are just as good as anyone else. It doesn't matter if you are from a small club or country, you can still be the best so be confident!
Most prized possession:
Swimming related - my medals from Glasgow 2014 and Delhi 2010. Non-swimming related - my Mulberry bag.
Biggest influence on career:
I have been lucky to always have the support and encouragement of my family and coaches. They have influenced me and made me believe in myself throughout my career so far.
Being curled up on the sofa with a duvet and a good film. Or having a bubble bath.
When I was younger I loved doing all types of sports especially gymnastics. Now that swimming takes up so much of my time I don't have time to do many other things but I love watching rugby and tennis.
I like all kinds of music, it depends on what kind of mood I'm in. When I have a favourite song I tend to over play it until I get bored.
Shopping, going to the beach, relaxing and watching films.
All-time favourite feel good film is Pretty Woman.