PAIGE LEONHARDT - SWIMMER

NEWS

15th April 2016

We are very proud to announce that AMANZI Girl Paige Leonhardt has qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics! At only 15 years of age, Paige was announced as part of the team following her performances at the Australian Olympic Trials in Adelaide this week! Congratulations also to AMANZI Girl Calypso Sheridan making two Open National… more »

5th April 2016

Our AMANZI Girls, Keira, Tahlia and Paige have finished off the final two days of Australian Age Championships with outstanding results in the Multi Class events. A huge congratulations to the girls and their results below! Keira Stephens  1st 11-14yo 100m Backstroke MC 1st 11-14yo 50m Breaststroke MC 1st 11-14yo 50m Backstroke MC 1st 11-14yo… more »

4th April 2016

A very big two days to finish off the 2016 Australian Age Championships. Congratulations to Tanya Stovgaard with silver in the 16yo 200m Backstroke and bronze in the 16yo 100m Butterfly. Another two amazing swims by young gun Jenna Forrester, winning bronze in the 12-13yo 400m Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle, and coming home… more »

23rd March 2016

We are super excited to introduce our all-star AMANZI Girls Australian Nationals Team. 35 of Australia’s top age group swimmers will be competing at Australian Age Championships in Adelaide next week! Go Girls! Stay tuned for updates and results from our AMANZI Australian Age Nationals Team!

27th February 2016

AMANZI Swimmer Paige Leonhardt is now the National Australian Open Age record holder in the 200m Breaststroke in the SB9 Multi-Class category. Paige is already the record holder in the 100m Breaststroke, so this is now her second Australian record. With qualifying events for the Paralympics coming up soon in April, Paige is looking in… more »

See more news about Paige Leonhardt on the AMANZI Blog.

ATHLETE PROFILE

MOTIVATION

What got you started

I started to notice lots of my friends doing swimming so I gave it a go and over some time I got good at it.

How do you set your goals?

By training hard.

Do you have a word, mantra or motto that you live your life by?

Love it, live it, do it.

What is your biggest source of motivation?

My coaches because they give me hard training but that's what I need to become a strong swimmer.

TRAINING

Favourite place to train and why?

Port Macquarie Town Pool

Favourite training sessions?

When we do snap turns

Least favourite training sessions?

We we do 60 laps

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

Climb outs because you have to swim to the end then get out and jump back in

Favourite song/s you workout to?

Call me maybe

MIND MATTERS

What do you do to mentally train yourself?

Do laps non stop

What weaknesses have you overcome and how?

To do butterfly with lots of training

What's your best advice for dealing with mental negativity? How do you get out of your own head?

I calm myself whil listening to music

RACING

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

Just go out there and give it all you've got

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

On the blocks

Best tip for race day?

Get out there and give 110 percent

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

Get out there and get us some PB's

What is your ultimate goal as an athlete?

Try and get to the Paralympics

FUN STUFF

What is your worst habit?

Licking my lips

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

Drama

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

Whale because they are such a smart animal

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My mum

What are the 5 things you cannot live without?

  • Food
  • Water
  • Dog
  • Mum
  • Dad

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

I don't like to read

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

in the Paralympics

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

Swimming

FAST FACTS

Age 14
Location New South Wales
Sport Swimming
Years in sport 5

MOTTO

"Love it, live it, do it."