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Aimee
Willmott
Great BritainGreat Britain, GBR
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 February 1993
Height
171 cm
Residence
Middlesbrough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Science, Sport Studies - University of East London: England

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her parents taught her to swim at age five. She took up the sport competitively at age nine.
Why this sport?
Her family were involved in the sport.
Club / Team
University of Stirling: Scotland
Name of coach
Steven Tigg [club]; Bill Furniss [national]

International Debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Rijeka, CRO

General Interest

Hobbies
Cooking. (Facebook page, 08 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi, US swimmer Michael Phelps, British swimmers Rebecca Adlington, Joanne Jackson and Hannah Miley. (swimming.org, 23 Mar 2012; olympics.org.uk, 19 Jul 2010)
Injuries
A knee injury forced her to withdraw from the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. She underwent keyhole surgery in June 2017 to investigate the cause of the injury. (bbc.co.uk, 22 Jun 2017; bournemouthecho.co.uk, 22 Jun 2017)

In 2017 she suffered a compression fracture to her spine and two broken ribs when she slipped and fell on a boat. (gazettelive.co.uk, 12 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard if you want to reach the top. If you don't, you won't achieve. Don't get too nervous before a swim, it's just another swim." (swimming.org, 30 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2010 and 2016 she was named Sportsperson of the Year by the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette newspaper in England. (gazettelive.co.uk, 25 Oct 2016)

She was named the 2015 British Universities and Colleges Sport [BUCS] Sportswoman of the Year. (swimswam.com, 15 Nov 2015)
Famous relatives
Her father Stuart competed in the 400m individual medley and the 1500m freestyle at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018; swimming.org, 23 Mar 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (pullbuoy.co.uk, 28 Mar 2017)
Other information
TATTOO
She has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on her arm. (gazettelive.co.uk, 30 Nov 2012)