FRESH from the World Championships where the 18-year-old won two gold and a bronze as part of the relays, Flynn Southam is “frothing” to race again.
“Most of the senior team have had a bit of break, I’ve had one day since coming back but I am frothing to race again,” Southam said.
“I didn’t think twice about backing up from Fukuoka as it’s hard to say no to representing Australia.”
The Bond University student won two golds – in the mixed 100m free relay after swimming the heats and in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
He also won a bronze in the men’s 4x200m freestyle after swimming the heats and helping Australia through to the final.
“I’m still so inexperienced at racing at the international level and swimming at meets like the Youth Worlds help prepare me,” he said.
“I learnt so much in Japan – mainly to stay in the moment, and how confidence comes from doing the work, it’s not about the results.
“They are the leadership values that I hope I can share with the team in Israel.”
More than 600 young swimmers are expected to take part in the Junior Worlds to be held from 4-9 September.