Swimmer Profile - Brodie Williams – LEN

MEET YOUR BRITISH TEAM FOR EUROSWIM 2019

A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Here’s our one-stop-shop for getting to know your home heroes that will descend on Tollcross and compete for medals with Europe’s best. Freya Anderson: a Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish.  Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson […]
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Kolesnikov reels off double gold as Russia rule on final night at EuroSwim

Kliment Kolesnikov underlined his status as one of swimming’s brightest young stars with two golds inside an hour as Russia dominated the final night of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old broke the 200m long-course backstroke world record in Glasgow last year but didn’t get a fairytale return, crashing out in the 200m […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax

Europe’s elite scrabbled for lanes in Sunday morning’s heats ahead of a grandstand final night, promising ten back-to-back finals and non-stop drama. With Freya Anderson going for gold once again and Duncan Scott set to race in three finals, it’s set to be a memorable evening with limited tickets still available for the session. Here […]
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Anderson stuns to claim second gold on a magical night at EuroSwim

Freya Anderson did it again. Great Britain’s teenage sensation sent a loud Tollcross crowd wild for a second night running, soaring to 200m freestyle success and thumping her own national record. Then back to anchor her nation to silver in the mixed 4x50m freestyle, taking the medal tally to nine, Anderson is emerging as the […]
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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace. Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials. Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session. […]
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Anderson outshines big names to claim gold on thrilling Friday at EuroSwim

A star is born in Great Britain’s Freya Anderson, who held off a world-class field to win 100m freestyle gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. Anderson, 18, sealed a maiden international title with aplomb in front of a boisterous home crowd at Tollcross, a superb final two lengths underpinning a personal best 51.49. […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Britain set up frantic Friday night at EuroSwim

Friday at EuroSwim is already coming to the boil after morning heats bubbled away and teed up more medal chances for Britain in the Tollcross pool. After sealing medals on Thursday night, Duncan Scott, Vladimir Morozov and Kira Toussaint returned to the water and showed their class once again. Here are three quick takeaways from […]
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Litchfield bags Britain gold as world record falls at EuroSwim

It’s all on track to Tokyo for Max Litchfield after dominant 400m individual medley gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Yorkshireman, who arrived in Glasgow with an entry time four seconds quicker than any other, delivered Britain’s first EuroSwim gold medal to the delight of a bumper Tollcross crowd. Litchfield’s family, also […]
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Huge volunteer effort forms backbone of smooth running of EuroSwim

More than 225 volunteers have teamed up with Glasgow Life to deliver the LEN European Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre this week, with applicants from as far away as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. From directing spectators to their seats, providing information and support to the swimmers and the media, organizing […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Scott’s away on Day Two at EuroSwim

A pulsating first night gave way to a fascinating second morning with the LEN European Short Course Championships well underway. It was Italy atop the medal table after Day One, but eight further champions will be crowned at Tollcross tonight and Britain will be well in the hunt. Here are three things we learned from […]
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Brodie Williams

Swimmer Profile – Brodie Williams

Momentum can be a powerful psychological advantage in sport – and it is something Brodie Williams has in spades ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships.

The Millfield School pupil has made major strides in the backstroke over the summer, delivering a 1:56.26 200m clocking in the 2019 Sette Colli Trophy in June.

That sensational showing confirmed his status as a rising star in the sport, also earning him fifth place in the British all-time list.

He then backed up that performance in Rome by producing a lifetime best in the 100m backstroke, stopping the clock in 54.23 to shoot up to eighth on the British all-time list.

Having demonstrated his potential, Williams continued to impress in August with another personal best in the 400m individual medley at the Phillips 66 Summer National Championships.

The 20-year-old’s display in California ensured he was rewarded for his summer with a ‘podium potential’ place on the British Swimming World Class Programme for the 2019/20 season.

Yet even before his Italian adventure kicked off a summer to remember, Williams was already making waves – starting at the FINA World Junior Championships in 2017.

He reached the finals of both the 400m individual medley and 200m backstroke, only narrowly missing out on the podium in both events as he finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Already a 200m backstroke British junior champion, Williams made the step up to senior national champion by winning the same event at the 2018 British Swimming Championships.

Williams went on to finish as the top Brit in the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the European Championships last year in Glasgow, just missing out on the finals in both.

On his return to Glasgow earlier this year for the British Swimming Championships, Williams came away with two bronze medals in the 200m backstroke and 400m individual medley.

Now, on the back of a summer which has seen him go from strength to strength, he will be eyeing up more medal success in Scotland at the European Short Course Championships.

Follow Brodie on social

Twitter – @Brodie_03

Instagram – @brodiewilliams99

Short Course Personal Bests

100m backstroke – 52.27

200m backstroke – 1:52.54

400m individual medley – 4:11.97

Fun Fact – He is coached by former Olympian and Millfield director of swimming Euan Dale.