A leading swimmer in the region has set out a plan of action ahead of a busy year in the pool.

Darras Hall’s Emily Large has her sights set on several upcoming global competitions following a challenging 2020 that saw her have to adjust to lockdown life.

After last year saw the Olympic Games postponed to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it meant Emily has had to readjust her plans going into this year.

As well as the Olympics coming up later this year, both the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the World Aquatics Championships in Japan are set to take place next year and Emily admitted she wants to hopefully represent her country in both competitions if she possibly can.

“For the rest of the season in 2021 I’m working towards qualifying for the Olympic Games in trials which take place in April,” said Emily.

“In 2022 I’m looking to qualify for the England team in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games as well as compete for Great Britain in the World Championships in Japan.

“I’d like to compete for England and Great Britain for years to come as well as inspire the next generation of swimmers to do something similar.”

Emily is one of the leading swimmers in the country and has regularly won competitions around the world in the past.

These include the 200m Butterfly Gold medal at the World Junior Championships in America back in 2017, as well as also the British Swimming Emerging Athlete of the Year award in the same year.