Thomas Manley made an impact on the international scene as he was part of the Great Britain’s Men’s U19 side that reached the the LEN European Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
It was one of the highlights during a successful year for Manley, who also trained with the senior men’s side in the run up to the competition.
His success helped see him named as the Swim England Performance Athlete of the Year for water polo.
He said: “ I feel very honoured to win this award against all of the top water polo players in the country.
“I’m so glad I have been recognised for my achievements in the past year. I would like to thank my coaches and, most importantly, I can’t forget about them, my parents.
“They ferry me around everywhere, providing me with money, making sure I have a wonderful time and are always there supporting me, no matter what.”