MADISON WILSON - SWIMMER

ATHLETE PROFILE

MOTIVATION

What got you started?

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.

How do you set your goals?

At the beginning of each swimming season I think about what I would like to achieve and I write that down.

What is your biggest source of motivation?

Every time I achieve one of my goals it gives me more motivation and drive to do better.

TRAINING

Favourite place to train and why?

I love training at my home pool, in Indooroopilly Brisbane, because it is familiar and I have many great memories there.

Favourite training sessions?

Friday morning because it involves sprint and skill work which I enjoy.

Least favourite training sessions?

Mondays because its Monday

What exercise do you absolutely dislike but do anyway because you know it works?

Running, I cant run but do because its great fitness.

Favourite song/s you workout to?

Take 40 Countdown

MIND MATTERS

What weaknesses have you overcome and how?

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.

What's your best advice for dealing with mental negativity?

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.

RACING

What and where is your favourite race?

100m Backstroke

When you go into competition, what's going through your head?

I try not think so much about the outcome but focus more on each skill and process.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

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.

Do you hear the crowd roaring when you're competing?

No, to me everything is silent.

Best tip for race day?

Stay calm and enjoy the moment

What was the last piece of advice your coach said to you before you competed?

"just enjoy it"

What is your ultimate goal as an athlete?

To go to the Olympic games.

FUN STUFF

If your life was a movie what would be the title?

Following the black line

If you were an animal what would you be and why?

I would be a fish so I could swim all day.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My sisters because they get pride out of my achievements.

What are the 5 things you cannot live without?

  • Parents
  • Midday Nap
  • Phone
  • Music
  • Pool

What is something about you that many people do not know?

I work two jobs and study as well.

Finish this sentence: 10 years from now, I will be...

Hopefully a qualified teacher, an Olympian and still enjoying swimming as much as I do now.

What would you rather be doing right this second, rather than answering these questions?

Eating or playing with my puppy.

FAST FACTS

Age 20
Location QLD, Australia
Sport Swimming
Years in sport 18