Swimming: Litchfield jets off for World Junior Championships

Max Litchfield.
Max Litchfield.

Doncaster Dartes’ Euro-star Max Litchfield has had no time for rest after jetting off to Dubai for the World Junior Championships.

Swim teams normally reduce their training schedules following the Nationals at the end of July, the culmination of the domestic season.

But Litchfield has maintained his gruelling 20 hours per week training schedule in pursuit of a world medal.

European gold medallist Max departed for Dubai yesterday with Team GB.

The teenager has spent this month training at Adwick Leisure Centre with GB teammate Caleb Hughes.

The pair were both part of Britain’s 4x200 Freestyle team which won gold at the recent European Junior Championships in Poznan.

Litchfield also won silver in the 200m Individual Medley in Poland.

“On the whole it was a great learning experience for all the competitors,” said Dartes head coach Andy Wallace, who joined Litchfield in Poland as part of the GB coaching team.

“It helped to show them the standards that they can aspire to or show what they are capable of.

“Next stop for Max is Dubai. Here’s hoping Team GB can step up once more.”

Litchfield’s crammed training schedule sees the teenager swim for two hours every morning at 5am, and two more hours in the evening.