14th March 2022
Professional swimmer and former NSCG A Level student, Greg Butler has his eyes firmly set on this summer’s Commonwealth Games after achieving remarkable success in a number of prestigious swimming fixtures, most recently bringing home two silver medals at the FFN Golden Tour in Marseille earlier this month.
Back in February, Greg who studies at Loughborough University produced outstanding results at the 2022 British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Long Course Swimming Championships, beating off stiff competition from two Olympians to secure first-place. Greg impressed bagging no less than five gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m Men's Breaststroke events in addition to helping Loughborough teammates to the 4x100m Medley Relay triumph. Greg’s best result came in the 200m Breaststroke event, in which he came third at last April's British Swimming Selection Trials scoring 855 Fina Points to top the overall Men's standings.
During his time at NSCG, former Clayton Hall Academy learner Greg, dedicated much of his time out of college to his intense training programme, travelling to and from City of Derby Swimming Club before and after college, showing dedication to being his absolute best.
A shining star of the future, when he was just 14 years old, he broke the UK’s fastest ever 100-metre and 200-metre Breaststroke records for a 14-year old. He then went on to smash three of Olympic Champion Adam Peaty’s City of Derby Swimming Club records he set as a 17-year-old, and also became the fastest 17-year old British swimmer ever in the 200-metre discipline whilst competing in Canada.
Now concentrating on Commonwealth team selection, Greg has just returned from a 3-week training camp in Miami and is focusing on the British Championships in April to achieve the required qualification times to secure his place with Team GB.
We wish Greg lots of luck in qualifying for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and look forward to following his exciting journey.
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