Freya is a rising star in the swimming world. Already an Olympic Champion and with an impressive medal haul achieved in 2022, she’s set for a successful future in the sport.
Freya was born and raised in Wirral with her parents and younger brother.
Following her passion for swimming, Freya began attending Ellesmere College aged 14 where she trained and competed with the Ellesmere College Titans.
Freya burst on to the senior swimming scene in 2018 and set a precedent for herself at the European Championships in Glasgow. Freya took home four medals from her first senior outing – gold in both the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay and mixed 4x100m medley relays and bronze in the women’s 4x100m medley and mixed 4x200m freestyle relays. She also narrowly missed out on the podium in her preferred individual event, the 100m freestyle, finishing fourth overall. Continuing her good form at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Freya contributed to two bronze medals with Team England in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays.
Freya made the move to Bath in 2020 to train at a national centre as she continued to move towards her Olympic goals with the move supporting her rise on the senior circuit.
2020 was not the year anyone expected but saw Freya join the London Roar team for the second season of the International Swimming League. Freya was recognised as one of the front runners in the Freestyle events throughout the tournament. She came away with several individual and team wins and broke the British Record for the 200m Freestyle twice during the six week competition.
Freya came out on top at the British Swimming Selection Trials where she won the women’s 100m and 200m freestyle finals, securing her place in the Team GB squad for Tokyo, her first Olympic Games.
Freya continued to demonstrate her capabilities a month later at the 2021 European Championships. She topped the individual medals table with 5 relay golds in the women’s 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay and the mixed 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m freestyle relays, in addition to bronze in the women’s 200m free.
Freya’s Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020 saw her once again proving her worth as a strong anchor leg in the team events. Freya swam the heats of the mixed medley relay breaking the Olympic Record in the process and the team then went on to secure gold in the final. To come away from her first Olympic Games with a gold medal was a dream come true.
When she’s not in the pool Freya likes to get out and explore her local area, soaking up the history and culture of Bath.
She’s a big fan of the local restaurant scene and a keen cook and baker herself.
Freya is a keen follower of fashion and beauty trends with a particular interest in make-up and trying new cosmetic products.
Freya is a Speedo International Ambassador.
You don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.