Olympic trials beckon for two Exeter Swimmers

A gold in the 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke last weekend resulted in two Exeter swimmers gaining a place in next months Olympic trials in Glasgow. Dominic Wooldridge and Liam White, who both swim for Exeter City Swimming Club, got the times at the Level 1 Wycombe swim meet on Sunday. This is the first Olympic trials that 17 year old Liam, who is a backstroke specialist, has qualified for with 20 year old Dominic already qualifying for the 100m butterfly in last years summer National Championships. The duo are now back working hard in the pool, training up to 20 hours per week as they lead up to the trials that start in Glasgow on the 12th April. Fellow Exonian and backstroke Word Champi

An interview with our club captain Dominic Wooldridge

There’s an old Russian proverb that says ‘ He who chases two rabbits, catches neither’ and you could probably say that were true for 99% of cases, but Dominic Wooldridge is a different case entirely. Dominic, or DJ (pronounced ‘deej’) as he is known by his friends decided at about 16 years of age that he wanted to be a Doctor and an Olympic swimmer. Currently, DJ is in his 3rd year of a 5 year medical degree at Exeter University, and having won a Dean’s commendation award in 2015, he’s established himself within the top 10% of his cohort . “I was never one of these people who always knew what they wanted to be from the age of 5’ he says “ I swam first with Okehampton Otters and then with ECS

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