Fourteen-year-old Jordan Huggett is not your typical teenager. No sign of laziness or grumpiness here.
While most of his peers are still in bed, Jordan is honing his skills in the pool at 6.30 am as part of a grueling 11-hour-a-week training regime as a member of the Chalfont Otters Swimming Club.
The Dr Challoners Grammar School for Boys pupil has been a member of the club since he was eight and has qualified for the South Bucks and Berks County Championships every year for the past five years.
For this year’s championship he swam qualifying times for seven events and ended among the top eight swimmers across three different events.
“I think children enjoy the sports they are naturally good at. They enjoy winning” says dad, Chris, who is Chairman of the Otters in Chalfont St Peter. His wife Eileen is the membership secretary.
“All three of our children are swimmers and we were spending so much time at the poolside, we decided to give something back,” says Chris.
For Jordan, the best part of swimming is doing well, socialising with his friends and inspiring the younger swimmers – in his role as current club captain.