• Phil Packer

Commonwealth Medallist, European Champion & World and Olympic finalist, Amy Smith, supports BRIT

We are delighted that Amy continues to be part of our BRIT Ambassador family and is championing the BEIRIT Challenge to support and improve young adult and student mental health and fitness throughout the UK.

Amy is a Commonwealth Medallist, European Champion and World and Olympic finalist.

Amy Smith - Commonwealth Medallist, European Champion and World and Olympic finalist

“I’m thrilled to continue to be part of the BRIT Ambassador family and champion the annual BRIT Challenge to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.


Looking after our mental health and fitness is vitally important for our wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, however it has also had an impact on many young adults and students with existing mental health challenges; it is vital that they receive support now to avoid long-term consequences.


The annual BRIT Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for every university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union to be part of an inclusive feelgood February fundraiser. It’s a great way to improve our mental health and fitness, and, by teams choosing a second charity to raise funds for alongside BRIT, support local, regional and national charities throughout the UK.


I hope that fellow current and retired Olympians, Paralympians and sports personalities from every sport will join our BRIT Ambassador family so that all 450 UK universities and colleges have a BRIT Ambassador to champion the BRIT Challenge, encourage student and staff participation and destigmatise mental health.


I look forward to encouraging students and staff at Loughborough University to take on the BRIT Challenge and urging our Great Britain swimmers to unite and join the BRIT Ambassador family”.


Amy Smith

Commonwealth medallist, European Champion and World & Olympic finalist

Amy Smith - BRIT Ambassador

Amy progressed through the club levels at Wyre Forest Swimming Club until she attended Loughborough University in 2005.


In December 2005, at the age of 18, Amy qualified for her first International meet at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where she represented England and won silver in the 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay.


Since 2008, Amy has competed and medalled in various European Championships, World Championships and two Commonwealth Games. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Amy finished fifth in the Women’s 4 x 100 metre Freestyle relay and 9th in the 50 metre freestyle.


Amy is a Sport for Schools mentor, former Performance Athlete Mentor at Loughborough University and a Soft Tissue Therapist for GB Para Triathlon, Para Canoe and GB Gymnastics.


To find out more about Amy, please visit the Swim Swift Elite website.


You can follow Swim Swift Elite on Twitter and Instagram.


Amy is a Sport for Schools mentor, former Performance Athlete Mentor at Loughborough University and a Soft Tissue Therapist for GB Para Triathlon, Para Canoe and GB Gymnastics.


You can follow Amy on Twitter and Instagram.