Loughborough athletes set for World Aquatics Championships

Current student Sophie Hansson

Current student Sophie Hansson is part of a large contingent of Loughborough swimmers set for Doha.

Loughborough University will be well represented at the upcoming World Aquatics Championships in Doha.

Held in Qatar’s capital city (February 2 – February 18), the competition will provide the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Covering six aquatic disciplines – swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, artistic swimming, and water polo – the championships will bring together some of the world’s top competitors looking to find form and podium places ahead of the busy summer schedule.

Loughborough University-linked athletes set to compete include:

Open water

Hector Pardoe (current student – Great Britain)

Tobias Robinson (current student – Great Britain)

Asterios Daldogiannis (current student – Greece)


Lauren Cox (current student – Great Britain) 

Freya Colbert (current student – Great Britain) 

Laura Stephens (current student – Great Britain)

Sophie Hansson (current student – Sweden)

Conor Ferguson (current student – Ireland) 

Daniel Wiffen (current student – Ireland) 

Felix Auboeck (current student – Austria) 

Louise Hansson (alumna / part of the University Swimming Team – Sweden) 

Abbie Wood (alumna – Great Britain)

Luke Greenbank (alumnus – Great Britain) 

Joe Litchfield (alumnus – Great Britain) 

James Wilby (alumnus – Great Britain) 

Lucas Henveaux (studying at Loughborough University next year / part of the University Swimming Team – Belgium)

Andreas Vazaios (alumnus – Greece (potentially competing)