Levi Codling

Sport:
Swimming
Level:
GO GOLD Athlete
NGB:
British Swimming
District:
North West Leicestershire
School:
Maplewell Hall School
Achievements from Application:

Gold at the Para Swimming International Meet for Juniors

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: North West Leicestershire DC & Hermitage Leisure Centre

Blog

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Training in progress

26th Sep, 2020

This month I have been really getting back into training and started to get into threshold and aerobic sets and training hard and every week we have been doing 2×50 max and timed and every time I’ve been improving which is really good and I’ve found out if there is no lockdown there will be winter Nationals happening in January instead of December which would be really good and I’ll be training really hard for!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Starting fresh

28th Aug, 2020

This month I have finally gone back to training and I’ve never felt so amazing to get back and get a feel for the water again and I can’t wait until the new session starts so I can train as hard as I can until trials

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Training in lockdown

19th Jul, 2020

This month I have gone away and have been training in the ocean for the past couple of days, we have also heard the news that pools reopen on the 25th which is really good!,so I will be able to start training and prepping for the new seasons,I am not to sure if all competition this year are cancelled for example winter nationals at the end of the year but just in case I will train like there is a competition anyway so I can put on a good performance.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Getting through it

23rd Jun, 2020

This month I have been trading in my garage to maintain my fitness and doing things such as s & c and cardio which is really helping me out!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Training in isolation

22nd May, 2020

This month I have been staying really motivated as much as possible by doing 12 mile cycling sessions 3-4X a week any training really hard at my home gym (in my garage) by working on certain parts of my body on different day I have also heard the news that elite athletes maybe allowed to start training again next month but I am not sure if it is happening,I am continuing to train hard as I make my departure back into the pool and also moving to York swimming club in later June if possible and also thank you for the continued support though out this pandemic!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Progress in Isolation

27th Apr, 2020

This month not much has happened due the covid-19 I have been going on 11 mile bike rides about 4x a week and the gym 3x a week at my house! I'm am improving by the day doing cycling and the gym and can't wait to get back into the pool where I should of hopefully maintained my strength!, and a thank you to everyone at LRS for your continued support you are really helping me and with my sport!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

nationals & isolation

27th Mar, 2020

This month I have competed at the British national-para championships in Sunderland and did really well I got 6/6 pb's getting a 5 second pb on my 100 free, a 14 second pb on my 200IM, a 1 second pb on my 100 backstroke, a 1.5 second pb on my 50 free, a second pb on my breastroke and a 2 second pb on my 50 fly becoming national champion in 2 events (the 100 back and 50 fly) getting 3 golds and a bronze. and obvously due to the current situation i am in isolation doing alot of land work at home and i hope that you are all well at LRS.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

GB academy camp

23rd Feb, 2020

This month I went on a 4 day Swimming camp at the Manchester npc learning new skills to develop for the perfect race day and learning about nutrition and antidoping for our lifestyles before entering the water which I really enjoyed I was also apart of a university study to see what would possibly work for the new classification system and to make it more sciencey like one of the tests on land where to see using a newton meter measure the strength on limbs and another was to see how our coordination skills were, using like tables using 1 finger tapping each one to the other see how fast we could tap it in 15 secs.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

County championships

22nd Jan, 2020

This month I competed in the county championships and I did 4 events swimming 100m backstroke,100m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle coming away with 4/4 golds ,I got 3/4 pb's and getting a pb on my backstroke which is now 3 seconds off the Paralympic consideration time and my butterfly which is 2.5 seconds off the Paralympic consideration time which is really good for when I compete in April at the Paralympic trials.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Nationals

20th Dec, 2019

This month I competed in the para national winter championships and I got 4/6 pb's which I was really proud of and came 4th in my 100m backstroke and 3rd in my 50m butterfly and I have a lot to improve on for the 2020 season and for trials in April which I'm really excited for

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Training & prep

27th Nov, 2019

This month I've have been working towards the nationals in Manchester at the end of the month,this month I have competed in various competitions to see where I am at in the season and I have been participating in para swim camps the get my prep right for the nationals which I'm really excited for I am swimming 6 events (200IM,100 breastroke,100 backstroke,100 freestyle,50 freestyle and 50 butterfly and I am looking forward to be racing and to do my best!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

GB academy camp🇬🇧

26th Oct, 2019

This month has been amazing first I did a cracking competition where I got finally a 1:19 on my 100m backstroke short course that has taken me almost 8 months to accomplish and then later in the month I got selected for the GB academy squad which I was so so happy about and just recently I went on their 3 day swim camp at the Manchester npc and it was really inspirational and I've taken note how much harder I'm going to train throughout the season!

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Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Start to season

24th Sep, 2019

This month has been successful in some ways and ok in others basically I have recently done my first competition of the season where I only swam the 100m backstroke and got a pb which I've been trying to get for months which is extremely good for the start of season because it will push me to go even faster next time I race bearing in mined I'm only 3 seconds away from the Paralympic consideration time for team go which is extremely exciting I am now currently training for nationals which I'm really looking forward to because this is the competition that I do extremely well at I have also been selected for a national youth program on swim England which is the one before the world class program which is the one that I'm hoping to be on!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Amazing news!!/competition

9th Aug, 2019

This month has been really exciting I competed in the National summer championships in Sheffield and I did 5 events and pulled it back from the week before at the British champs with getting into 2 finals, 4/5 PB's ( a 9 second pb in my 100m breaststroke a 3 second pb in my 100m freestyle and a 1 second pb in the 50m freestyle final and a 2 second pb in the 50m butterfly final which was heat declared winner which I managed to get a bronze) due to these performances I impressed British swimming and they said they have put me on the consideration list for the world class program (team GB) this has motivated me harder then ever to get closer to my dream!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

British champs

26th Jul, 2019

This month I competed in the British summer championships in Glasgow and I swam the 100m backstroke but unfortunately I didn't do to well because I felt under pressure and tired before my race and I did a disappointing time but I am going to take it as a learning curve and take it as an opportunity to work on the things that I did wrong and put it behind me next week I will be competing in the summer nationals in Sheffield doing my other events and hopefully turn it around there.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Training & preparations

29th Jun, 2019

This month not a lot has happened in terms of competition because I have been focusing on my main event the 100m backstroke in Glasgow I am hoping to get on the 1:20.00 so I can hopefully get into a final and also the next week I am competing at the summer Championships in Sheffield competing in five Events unfortunately I cannot compete in 100 meter backstroke because British swimming haven't said that you cannot do the event from the British Champs in the summer champs apart from this I am training extremely hard and I will hope to do really good.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

achevement & progress

29th May, 2019

This month has been really good because of a number of things, I trained with Paralympian ollie hyned which was an amazing experience and I maybe continuing this at the end of every month I also competed in the east midlands inclusive where I won age group winner trophy 15/16 years and 3 golds and a silver which I was pleased with, I also got awarded 2 trophy's and 2 glass trophy's at this years Coalville sc presentation evening one for the most improved and one for the most achieved male I have also been training really hard for british champs in Glasgow in July!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Para international meet 2019

29th Apr, 2019

This month has been amazing, competing at the para international meet in Glasgow and I competed in 6 events the 100m free,100m back,100m brs, 200m IM,50m free and the 50m fly making it into 2 finals in the 100m back and the 50m fly,I couldn't be happier coming home with my first ever international medal which was gold in the 100m back which I was the junior national champion at and I also qualified for the British champs later this year and I also I came 3rd over all in the 50m fly national final which I was really happy with and I put my hart into, you can find my 100m back final at 1:10.00 on the live stream.

More Information: youtu.be

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Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

in progress

24th Mar, 2019

This mouth not a lot has happened, I am currently training for the para-swimming international meet in Glasgow at the end of April this year I am fortunate enough to qualify for all of my 6 events that I do and I am aiming to get the national junior champion I am going to do this by training hard, support towards the international meet and to get into finals in the meet which is looking positive at the moment. How you get the award is the most para junior swimmer with the most amount of points over the week of compation will claim the trophy and I am very excited to race and hopefully bring back home what I want!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

a massive achevement!!!!

24th Feb, 2019

This month has been amazing, I have accomplished something that only the committee form Leicestershire and rutland can vote for I was awarded the male swimmer of the year which I was extremely proud of not just that I was the first disabled male athlete to claim the awarded/trophy in Leicestershire and rutland this has boosted my confidence to try my best in everything to do with swimming especially the junior nationals in Liverpool I have next week where im competing in 6 events and I am look forward to what I can achieve.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Preparation/training

23rd Jan, 2019

This month I have been in 2 competitions, the disability winter Midlands and the county's in the disability winter Midlands. I did really bad because I had my reclassification which I was really happy about because I was the same class as before which was positive but then I had a 2 hour training session with the England program and 30 minutes after that I had the midland competition. In my 6 events that I had I didn't sussed in any of them because of how tired I was but pulled it back with 2 silvers and a gold. Then I competed in the county championship and so far I have done really well out of the 4/6 events that I have completed with 3/4 pb's. I was impressed with the hard work that has paid off I am now training hard for the para jr nationals in March.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Para winter Nationals

18th Dec, 2018

This month I've competed in the para winter nationals it went extremely well with smashing my qualifying times with 6/6 pb's in all my events and 5/6 golds making me the s7 national champion in the 14/16 category this will be a big step for competition going into new year!!

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

london schools gala/winter nationals preperation/LRS awards

25th Nov, 2018

in the last month I have competed in the London schools gala at the London aquatics center at the London Olympic park representing East Midlands in 2 relays. Our team tried there hardest and we came out 3rd over all in the first event but unfortunately we came forth in our category. I have been training really hard for the last 2 weeks in prep for the winter nationals. I am doing my 6 main events hoping that I come back with loads of achievements in prep for 2019 to qualify for the British swimming summer champs in Glasgow and do extremely well there. At the LRS awards evening it was tough because the people that I was up against were really good at there individual sports and unfortunately I came runner up but was extremely proud for even being nominated.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

Start to the season

26th Sep, 2018

It has been a slow couple of weeks getting back into training but I'm gradually getting fitter and fitter to where I was before the season ended. Two weeks ago I competed in my first ever 200m backstroke race; I got a 2:58.00 which ranks me 2nd fastest S7 in the country which I was so pleased about! As it was my first 200m backstroke there is obviously room for improvement. I have got the London regionals in the next couple of weeks then I'm going to London again to swim at the London schools which I'm looking forward to. Then I'm heading to Manchester to compete in the nationals which I for some reason do the best at! I am working really hard to be where I want to be and I am looking forward to the future.

Levi Codling

Levi Codling

GO GOLD Athlete

CP world games 2018

20th Aug, 2018

The CP World Games 2018 was amazing. All my hard work in training paid off with 5 events, 4 medals and 4 pb's. I can say that I'm proud of myself and did my coach and supporters proud thoughout the competition in World Games. I can honestly say I probably had the hardest competition out of everyone at the world with the situations that happened to me. I got a silver in my 200IM, a silver in my 100m backstroke, a silver in my 100m freestyle and a bronze in my 50m freestyle. Unfortunately I missed out on the 50m butterfly because there were only 2 people in my class and they could only award the gold medal and the person who beat me beat me by a second but it was such a good competition and I hope to come back in the following years.

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