Sporting Excellence Scholars, our alumni: swimming scholars

Antony James - Swimming

Course: BSc (Hons) Psychology 

Antony was the first  student to receive a 150 scholarship from Plymouth University. In his swimming career he has competed at the Commonwealth Games bringing home a silver medal and managed to qualify and represented GB at the London 2012 Olympics in the 100m butterfly.

Since graduating he has started a business called AquaElite which aims to increase participation in every aspect of swimming.

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Christopher Lee - Swimming

Course: BA (Hons) Architecture

Watching the Olympics in Beijing and London inspired Christopher to become a swimmer. Since then he has reached the final for the 50m backstroke in his first English National Championship and now qualified for the English National Championships for in both the 50m and 100m backstroke. 

In addition to his studies, Christopher’s aim is to qualify for the European Championships and ultimately the Olympics. He states his secret to success is “hard work, determination, having fun and refusing to lose”.