GLL has really helped me to be able to continue my journey on the Road to Rio. I have been able to use my local facilities to train, and have been able to have access to sports massages and physio for recovery which has been a great help.
My biggest achievements so far have been finishing in 10th place in Youth catagory (15/16yrs) in the 2014 World Junior Open Water Championships; in this race I was also the 6th fastest European swimmer.
Marilyn is 5 times 800m National Champion and is the current National Record Holder for 600m and 4x400m. She has made appearances in either the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Team GB or Team England for 9 consecutive years.
The GLL Sport Foundation has helped me a lot this year, they have given me support for my rocky season. I had to go up to Leeds from Plymouth for recovery and rehab and the GLL has helped fund my time up there along with British Diving.
JJ’s biggest achievement to date was placing 4th with a 8.10m PB at the European Championships in 2012. Another highlight for him was making the final of both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Oscar Nilsson-Julien, 14, Track & Road Cyclist, Kentish Town – After cycling at Herne Hill Velodrome for a few years, Oscar started racing for VC Londres as a 12-year old and won bronze at the national youth omnium in his first year of racing.
My biggest achievement is swimming for Great Britain Deaf Swimming Team 6 times, reaching several finals in a relay teams, at the World Championships getting a Bronze Medal for my part in the 4x100m Freestyle Mixed Team.