Jon Webb - World Aquathlon Champs, Chicago, 2015

I've been selected to represent GB in the World Aquathlon Champs. The aim is to raise funds to allow me to compete at this self-funded event

Project aim

I've been selected to represent GB in the World Aquathlon Champs. The aim is to raise funds to allow me to compete at this self-funded event

About the project

I competed in my first Aquathlon race (1km Swim, 5km Run) in January 2015 with goal of qualifying to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Cologne, Germany, 27/06/2015. I managed to gain a place on the GB team and self funded my trip to Germany where I achieved 4th place in my age group. This performance and my recent 3rd place finish at the English National Aquathlon Championships, means I have now qualified for the Great Britain Team for the Chicago World Championships, which takes place on the 16/09/2015. The aim of this campaign is to raise enough funds to cover my flights (£603), Accommodation (£800) and Entry Fee (£145). However the total cost of this trip is likely to be £1800.

Any help to fulfill my dream would be amazing! Thank you.

 

My Background, Achievements, Goals and Ambitions

I have competed as a self-funded International Athlete since the age of 16 and in my career as an athlete I have represented both England and Great Britain at European, Commonwealth, and World Championship Events in the sports of Lifesaving and Aquathlon. Here are some of the highlights:

 

2000: Team GB European Junior Lifesaving Championships, 2x National Champion, British Record Holder which stood for 10 years.

2002: Team GB Captain European Junior Lifesaving Championships.

2003: Team England Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships, 1x Silver & 3x Bronze Medalist

2003: Team GB European Senior Lifesaving Championships 

2006: National Lifesaving Champion, British Record Holder

 

2011: Assistant Manager of Team GB: European Junior Lifesaving Championships 

2012: Asistant Manager of Team GB: European Junior Lifesaving Championships 

 

2013: ASA National Swimming Championships where I came 2nd in the 200M Breaststroke within the 25-29 year old age group.

2014: National Masters Champion and 4x National Medallist in Surf Lifesaving.

2014: 5th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th at the World Life Saving Championships, Montpellier, France (30-34 Age Group)

2015: National Masters Champion and Silver Medallist in Surf Lifesaving.

2015: Team GB: 4th Place in the European Aquathlon Championships (30-34 Age Group), Cologne, Germany (27th June 2015) 

2015: 3rd in the English National Aquathlon Championships (30-34 Age Group)

2015: Selected to represent Great Britain at the ITU World Aquathlon Championships, in Chicago (16th September 2015)

2016: Pre selected to represent Great Britain in the 2016 European Aquathlon Championships

 

My aim is to achieve a top 15 finish at the World Aquathlon Championships and improve upon my 4th place finish in next year’s 2016 European Aquathlon Championships.

Thank you for your support 

 

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