Now, we don't think Aimee Willmott needs much of an introduction, as we are sure you have heard of her or seen some of her amazing swimming wins over the last few years. Most recently Aimee claimed gold and a Commonwealth title at Gold Coast 2018, following on from silver medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and holds an amazing 4 gold, 11 silver and 4 bronze medals!
Aimee's career is a series of amazing achievements -
2010 saw Aimee make the final of both Medley events as well as the 800m Freestyle at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and she also competed in both Medley events at the European Championships in Budapest earlier in 2010.
She qualified for her debut Olympics in London where she finished 11th in the 400m IM to follow in the footsteps of her father Stuart Willmott who finished 15th in the 400m IM at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
She completed her first World Championship later in 2013, finishing ninth in the 400m Individual Medley after taking silver in the same event earlier in the year at the British Championships.
In 2014, Aimee swept her way to two golds (200m Fly, 400m IM) and two silvers (400m Free, 200m IM) at the British Championships, then won a pair of individual medals at both the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the European Championships in Berlin.
In 2015 she had another consistent year making the 2015 World Championship final for the women’s 400m Individual Medley and earlier in the year claimed three medals at the British Championships in London.
In 2016 she reached the final of the 400m Individual Medley at second Olympic Games at Rio 2016 and at the 2017 British Swimming championships she secured the took silver in the 400m Individual Medley at the and secured her place on the team for Budapest, however, had to withdraw from the team through injury.
Aimee has created a selection of great videos on our YouTube channel on perfecting your swimming which we will be sharing over the coming months...
We feel Aimee really has a wealth of experience that can help our customers become better swimmers whether they see themselves as experts or are just at the beginning of their swimming journey - we are thrilled she has chosen to work with us at Simply Swim. We are so proud to be working with Aimee - find a full interview with her below -