A Sheffield swimmer is heading across the Pond to hone his talents at university as he targets a place at the Olympics.
Archie Mitchell, from Broomhill, has accepted an athletics scholarship at California Polytechnic State University.
The King Edward VII sixth-form student trains with the City of Sheffield Swim Squad at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.
The 18-year-old is part of the British open water team, and won a silver medal in the junior final of the Commonwealth Games swimming trials in Glasgow earlier this year.
He also travelled to Hungary in September, to represent Great Britain in a world championship contest.
Archie will start at Cal Poly next year after finishing his A-levels – and is set to be a key member of the swimming team there.
He spent time at campuses thousands of miles apart, from Tennessee to Ohio, before choosing his university.
Archie said: “I can’t wait to start and to be able to train with such talented swimmers and coaches in such a beautiful, inspiring place.
“It is an opportunity that I’ve always dreamed of.”