Duel in the Pool for Teesside Olympian

Teesside student Aimee Willmott Credit: Teesside University

A Teesside Olympian is set to take on some of America’s finest swimmers.

Aimee Willmott returned from Denmark this week with a European Short-Course Championship bronze medal, having set a new English national record time in the 400m individual medley.

The Teesside University student has represented Great Britain at both the Olympics and World Championships.

Her success in Denmark came just days after Aimee broke the English national 400m individual medley long-course record.

Aimee is now due to take part in the Duel in the Pool, as part of a European team which will compete against some of America’s top swimmers.

Billed as the Ultimate Swimming Showdown, the US versus European Allstars event takes place on December 20 and 21 in Glasgow.

She will compete in the 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley.

Aimee is Middlesbrough’s most successful swimmer since Jack Hatfield a century ago, and hopes to compete in the Rio Olympics in 2016.