Camille Henveaux recently returned to Belgium for a few days before heading to Vilnius to participate in the junior European Championships. She was feeling a bit under the weather and still had not fully shaken off the disappointment of her performance in the 400m freestyle event at the European Championships, where she failed to qualify for the final.

Despite posting a time close to her personal best on Sunday, she was not satisfied with her performance. She admitted, “I wasn’t at 100% and I’m trying to reassure myself that it will be better at the Euro juniors. But I am still very disappointed, that’s just how it is… I arrived at the competition very tired, lacking a lot of energy. During my race, I didn’t face any issues. I managed it well, didn’t crack under pressure, didn’t start too fast or too slow. But I was just in the wrong rhythm, it wasn’t good.”

However, she does not regret participating in the competition. She mentioned that she learned from the experience, even though the conditions were challenging, with temperatures reaching almost forty degrees. She hopes to rest well now in preparation for the junior European Championships, where she will be competing in multiple events, including the 200m, 400m, and 800m freestyle, as well as the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay. She is looking forward to a busy schedule before heading to Vienna for the open water Euro juniors.

After her packed schedule, she plans to take some much-needed rest before going to Paris to support her older brother. Despite the disappointment at the European Championships, Camille remains determined and focused on her upcoming competitions, hoping to perform better and achieve success in the junior European Championships. She is looking forward to the challenges ahead and is determined to make the most of the experience to continue growing and improving as a swimmer.