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I set my goals based on what I have already achieved. Setting goals is key as when you achieve them you feel great success by doing so. I normally just come out with what I want to achieve for e.g. A new pb (personal best) , a qualification to a major event etc
Yes I do, I love the quote 'Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away' I have no idea who said it but I first heard it in the film 'Hitch' and it is so true! Basically just live everyday as it comes and make the most of it.
Knowing I could possibly be on the medal table in Rio 2016 and I will everything I can to make that happen.
My favourite place to train would be when I train at the minute, which is Ponds Forge in Sheffield, as It wouldn't be the same training anywhere else after training there for so long.
My favourite training sessions are those when I swim fast and know I have given my all making it worth while.
My least favourite sessions are those when I get out, feeling like I could have done better.
There isn't really an exercise I don't like. I have got so used to doing things they feel natural instead of being something i don't like.
I don't have favourites, but songs that are upbeat. Tiesto normally has some upbeat podcasts
Just make sure your always in the right frame of mind, and if not then I may want to see. Psychologist.
A weakness I have overcome happened at London 2012 where I became I'll and wasn't able to perform at my best. I look back on it many of times and wonder what happened,but now I know something must have gone wrong. Now I just make sure I am healthy and ready to swim fast.
GOLD OR BUST
Don't think about the past in a bad way think of it as something you can improve on, as you can always better what you do if you keep going at it and doing the right things.
The 800 m freestyle would be my favourite race and swimming it in my home pool. It makes me feel as though I have an advantage as I train there and I am in my comfort zone.
Nothing really goes through my head, just that I know that I have out all the hard work into training and racing will come off well if I just believe in myself.
When stood on the blocks, but when I dive in and hit the water all nerves turn to adrenaline.
Yes all the time. Sometimes you can pick out team mates but sometimes it's just too loud.
Stay calm and chill out
Relax, keep your stroke long and enjoy it.
To be on the medal table at Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
Quoting 'Yolo' quite often (you only live once)
Sun, Sea and Swimming - the adventure
A cat because they just do as they wish, eat and be lazy all day long.
My parents,they are always telling me how proud they are.
I have one leg longer than the other
Hopefully celebrating my swimming career, with a job, a family and a homely environment
Eating as it's one of my favourite things to do.....
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