Swimmer profile - Max Litchfield – LEN


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Swimmer profile – Max Litchfield

Max Litchfield returns to Glasgow, the scene of medal success, to battle it out at the LEN European Short Course Championships.

The 24-year-old claimed a silver medal in the 400m individual medley and bronze in the 200m individual medley at last year’s European Long Course Championships.

Since breaking onto the international scene at the Olympics in 2016, where he finished in fourth place in the 400m IM, Litchfield has impressed.

There were two more agonising fourth places to come at the World Championships in Budapest in 2017 but the Sheffield swimmer then had a period of injury.

He was forced to miss last year’s Commonwealth Games but following his rehabilitation, he returned to the international stage in Glasgow at the European Championships.

Two podium finishes on his comeback left Litchfield in a buoyant mood building up to this year’s short course battle at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

“It’s going to be awesome for the short course meet in Glasgow – it’s always a great place to race and an awesome environment and atmosphere up there,” Litchfield said.

“Short course is fun, fast and you have to use skills – a smaller pool means the crowd are closer in so it creates a really great atmosphere and it will be an amazing experience.”

Earlier this year, Litchfield claimed the British title in the 400m individual medley and he holds both of the long course British records in his events.

At last year’s English National Winter Championships, the medley swimmer set a new short course British Record in the longer distance with a time of 4:00.18 surpassing his previous mark.

Litchfield will hope Glasgow once again proves to be a happy hunting ground as he hopes for more success on the international stage.

Follow Max on social

Twitter – @maxlitch1995

Instagram – @litchfield.max

Short Course Personal Bests

200m Individual Medley – 1:53.21

400m Individual Medley – 4:00.18

Fun Fact – Litchfield’s younger brother Joe is also a British swimmer who will be on the team in Glasgow.