My Grandparents ran a swimming pool and my parents were always around water as children so it followed that I would be put into lessons from a young age.
At the beginning of each swimming season I think about what I would like to achieve and I write that down.
Every time I achieve one of my goals it gives me more motivation and drive to do better.
I love training at my home pool, in Indooroopilly Brisbane, because it is familiar and I have many great memories there.
Friday morning because it involves sprint and skill work which I enjoy.
Mondays because its Monday
Running, I cant run but do because its great fitness.
Take 40 Countdown
Sometimes when I am finding it difficult to stay motivated I think of all the great opportunities that I been given through the sport and this keeps me driven.
How do you get out of your own head? Having a positive group of people around me makes it easy to enjoy the sport and stay positive.
I try not think so much about the outcome but focus more on each skill and process.
I try to turn nerves into a positive, and not let them affect my performance negatively. I am probably most nervous in the marshalling room before my race.
No, to me everything is silent.
Stay calm and enjoy the moment
"just enjoy it"
To go to the Olympic games.
Following the black line
I would be a fish so I could swim all day.
My sisters because they get pride out of my achievements.
I work two jobs and study as well.
Hopefully a qualified teacher, an Olympian and still enjoying swimming as much as I do now.
Eating or playing with my puppy.