Continuing our round of British athletes, Matt Richards joins us this week.
Recently qualified for Team GB, the 18-year-old put on the performance of his life at British trials. From 2019 European Junior Champion, Richards will swim in his first senior team in the upcoming Long Course European Championships before taking to the Olympic stage in July.
Richards has individually qualified for the 100m Freestyle at Tokyo 2020 and will most likely be seen in some of the most highly anticipated relays of the Olympics.
Training at the Bath National Centre, Richards talks to us about his impressive trials swims, including that ‘stupidly quick’ 200m Freestyle final and his seemingly hard-working, yet fun training group. With a refreshing and mature mentality for such a young swimmer, Matt reflects on the ISL and the people that have shaped his swimming knowledge over the last few years.
He’s determined, he’s fast and he’s definitely not one to be undermined. Enjoy our chat with Matt Richards.