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Kaiden Hitchins – making waves in the swimming world

We’re so proud of Smethwick resident, Kaiden Hitchins who is making waves in the swimming world.

At just 13, he’s smashing records and topping the rankings in the UK in 7 different disciplines. Including: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 individual medley. Breaking records all whilst staying humble with the biggest smile.

He recently competed at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the Worcester County Championships, scooping an impressive 16 trophies and more success to his name.

He’s only been swimming 5 years and has already been selected for the England pathway, which will hopefully take him to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics.

Tim (Kaiden’s Dad) has stated that some of Kaiden’s competition wins have been against swimmers who are a lot older in age and reach up to their 20s.

But the winning isn’t Kaiden’s main drive he expresses “What I love most about swimming is the friendships and the fun that you make along the way. I love competing with my friends, I love having fun, I love racing. It’s just a great sport to be involved with.”

We’re all right behind you, Kaiden!

Kaiden received funding from our Gifted and Talented Programme which supports aspiring athletes to fulfil their potential.