Just got back to Loughborough from a really nice break at home in Yorkshire and about to start training again. It was really good to go home and spend some time with the family.

This year has been a mix of emotions so far. Commonwealth Trials was a really hard week for me but to qualify for both the Europeans and Commonwealths was a massive relief and I was really happy with that.

I found the week really challenging, with my asthma and ribs causing massive problems but things like that can really make you stronger.

I had loads of support at the event and would like to thank all the supporters that came to watch. I have never seen the pool so full of supporters which is great for swimming as a sport.

I am also very greatful to my sponsors Cirrus Healthcare, Gatotrade and adidas who have all been hugely supportive during the last few months. The messages of support from them made me feel very lucky to have such a great team around me.

I am hoping over the next few weeks I will get my asthma sorted and start on new medication which should make a massive difference.

A training camp coming up in the next few weeks in Majorca is very exciting!  Training with the rest of the British team is great fun and something I really look forward to. There will be sun too yey!

I will keep you updated with how my asthma goes and any performances I put in over the next few months.

best wishes, Jo