Previous schools: Jesmond Gardens Primary
Clubs: Aqua Force Swimming Academy
Favourite sportsperson: Adam Peaty
Favourite TV show: I’m a Celebrity
THE former Jesmond Gardens Primary school pupil has made the podium his second home since first diving in to the pool at the age of seven.
Chris first learned to swim at the Brierton pool and was asked to join Alison Middleton’s Aqua Force Swimming Academy a couple of years later in 2011.
He is consistently achieving podium finishes, while he has helped Aqua Force to promotion into a higher league twice.
In the Northumberland & Durham Championships he qualified for the final in second spot in the 100m breaststroke and then earned a silver.
He qualified for 12 N&D county times and recorded three North East Region times qualifying times too.
Chris' performances led to him flying out to Tenerife during the summer for a training camp with former Olympic medalist Nick Gillingham.