The 27 year-old breaststroker is one of the most experienced swimmers in the British Swimming programme, having two Olympics and three Commonwealth Games under his belt.
But Willis, who has been based at the Bath National Centre for the last eight years, had one stand out moment from a glittering career in the pool.
“For me the moment that will stay with me forever will be when I came out at London,” he said.
“The atmosphere and noise was just exhilarating.
“Rio was probably my highlight in terms of being the best prepared and giving my best performance, but London was definitely special.”
Since breaking into the senior ranks of the British team with a spot in the 200m Breast final at the European Junior Championships in 2008, Willis has been a regular fixture in the squad. Attending Delhi, Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and London and Rio Olympic Games.
He landed his first senior international medal in the summer of 2014, winning 200m Breaststroke bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, before finishing fourth in the same event at the European Championships in Berlin the following month.
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