Meet our sport scholar… Liam Selby!

This week, we’re excited to introduce you to our sport scholar, Liam Selby!

Liam Selby
Liam at BUCS Nationals in February 2015

It was a great end to 2015 for our swimmer, Liam Selby who, at the end of December, was named National Champion in the men’s 50m butterfly after swimming a time of 23.56!

Now in his fourth year of his Exercise and Sport Science degree, Liam has had a great few years representing Manchester Metropolitan University at a number of BUCS events, including last year’s BUCS Nationals in Sheffield, where Liam earned bronze in the 100m butterfly final!

We spoke to Liam about his sport and his ambitions for the future.

What is the highest level at which you have ever competed at?

“I’ve represented Great Britain at the European Juniors.”

What are your greatest sporting achievements?

“I’m a double European Junior silver medallist, a six time National medallist and hold numerous Cheshire recors.”

What are your notable achievements outside of swimming?

“Outside of my sport, I’m a qualified Personal Trainer and a Level swimming teacher.  I’m also Head of the Swimming Academy at my home club, Stockport Metro.”

How did you get involved with your sport?

“I got involved after having swimming lessons at a young age.”

Why did you choose to study your course?

“It is an area I am really interested in and want to further my knowledge in.”

What are your future ambitions and aspirations?

“My ambition is to make the senior Great Britain team.“

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

“My parents through their support and never ending encouragement.”

What is the best part about being a high performance athlete?

“The success of achieving after all the hard work. Being a performance athlete gives you a purpose to fulfil every day.”

What advice would you give to a young athlete?

“Enjoy it and work hard. If sport were easy everybody would do it.”

Thanks Liam!

To find out more about our sport scholars and our Sport Scholarship programme, visit our website, and to keep up-to-date with Liam, follow him on Twitter.

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