In late 2013, synchro swimmer Chloe Shortman was selected to join the England Talent team, and got her first senior international call up to compete at the 2014 French Open, making her one of the youngest ever to compete for GB at a senior level.
The 15-year-old has gone on to compete in the Age Group team at the 2014 Promorje Cup in Croatia, and as part of a ten-strong England Talent team in Greece at the 2014 Mediterranean Cup.
- Date of Birth: 16 June 1999
- Born: Bristol
- Team/Club: Bristol Central Synchronised Swimming Club
- Coach: Maria Shortman
In The Pool
Finest ever performance:
Combination routine at the French Open.
Anya Tarasiuk [former GB synchro swimmer] because she is a very inspirational person.
My aspirations are:
To compete at the Junior World Championships.
Six days a week, which includes speed, synchro and land training.
Out Of The Pool
If I wasn’t a synchro swimmer I would be:
A speed swimmer.
Tip for the top:
Focus on maintaining corrections.
Life after swimming:
Would like to go into a medical profession.
Would most like to meet:
Cooking and meeting up with friends.
First swimming and synchro memories:
My first swimming memory is coming third in a fly event and being presented with the gold medal by mistake, it was the first gold medal I ever won!
My first synchro memory is standing in the foyer of GL1 [leisure centre] at nationals and finding out I had come third in the figures so could go to a GB trial. I remember so well because I felt so weak and so excited and happy.