COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Davies reveals he may not quit pool after Delhi
DAVID Davies has revealed the Commonwealth Games may not be the last time he takes to the pool competitively, with a turbulent year forcing him to potentially go back on his original plan.
UNDECIDED: Davies Davies may not quit the pool after the Commonwealth Games but will still focus on open water swimming at London 2012 (Getty Images)
The 25-year-old claimed 10km open water silver at the Beijing Olympics two years ago and will be widely tipped to upgrade that to gold at London 2012.
And Davies stated that this time last year, depending on the outcome of the Commonwealth Games, he might ditch pool swimming in order to concentrate on that ambition.
But a difficult year, which has seen Davies falter at the British Championships and fail to qualify for August's European Championships, has left him contemplating his initial idea.
"For me open water swimming is still a massive part of my plans for the London 2012 Olympics and I have got a fantastic opportunity having won silver in Beijing," said Davies - who decided to move back to his old coach Dave Haller in Cardiff from Loughborough just two months ago.
"And I have mentioned before that maybe I would drop pool swimming to concentrate on open water swimming but things have happened this year that I wouldn't have liked to.
"But they have happened and I need to move on. Having gone back to Cardiff, I have focused on getting each day right and getting these Commonwealth Games done before making any decision.
"Open water swimming isn't in the Commonwealth Games so I have been focusing on the pool more. Afterwards I am sure we will talk about plans for next year and into 2012 and whether I will drop pool swimming.
"But because of what has happened I haven't thought about what I am going to do too much because my main aim is getting back into form and getting back on track again in Delhi."